Castello dei Rampolla

Merlot Liú IGT

Merlot Liú IGT
Italy

Red WineMerlot
  • Tasting Notes
  • Pairs With
    wild-boar
    Cheese (Hard)
    Mushroom
  • ColorRed ruby color
  • NoseEarthy savory notes, licorice, menthol
    Anise, Licoriceanise
    Black Cherryblack-cherry
    Blackberryblackberry
    Clove, Baking Spiceclove
    Eucalyptuseucalyptus
    Mushroom, Earthmushroom
    Thymethyme
    Tobacco Leaftobacco

Tuscany At a Glance

Region Name Tuscany

Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and Super Tuscans from Bolgheri are some of the world’s most famous wines and are adored by collectors, and they all hail from the gorgeous region of Tuscany.

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2018 Wine Advocate 94 Sep 2020 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2018 Vinous Media 94 Sep 2020 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2018 Wine Spectator 93 Jun 2021 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 94 Vintage 2018 Wine Advocate Here's a new wine from this historic estate in Panzano in Chianti. A pure expression of Merlot, the Castello dei Rampolla 2018 Liù moves slowly in the glass, swirling around at its own pace, showing the extra richness and softness of the variety. The wine is saturated and dense, packed tight with dried blackberry, plum and crème de cassis. Light touches of spice, smoke and mahogany appear at the back, but not in an overpowering or heavy-handed manner. The wine is firmly structured at the back, holding all that abundant fruit in balance. You would do well to give the wine a few more years to unwind and soften. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 94 Vintage 2018 Vinous Media The 2018 Merlot Liu' is a new wine in this range that emerges from some of the newer plantings on the estate. Dark fruit, grilled herbs, menthol and licorice open up first, followed by a range of earthy, savory notes that give the wine so much character and distinctiveness. This is serious Merlot. I would give it a year or two in bottle, as the tannins are pretty imposing today. Think of it as a bridge between the Chianti Classico and the dual flagships Sammarco and d'Alceo. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 93 Vintage 2018 Wine Spectator Perfumed aromas of violet, blackberry, black currant and cocoa draw you in, with pure fruit holding your attention. As this builds to the finish, moderate, dusty tannins lend support and this finishes long and firm. Merlot. Best from 2023 through 2033. —B.S. Shelf Talker Full Page Review