1999 Rampolla, Castello dei Vigna d'Alceo IGT

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  • Proprietary Blend
  • 750ML
  • WA 99
  • IWC 96
  • WS 95

Reviews for 1999 Rampolla, Castello dei Vigna d'Alceo IGT

WA 99
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2001
The monumental 1999 Vigna d'Alceo is a 20000-bottle cuvee of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Sangiovese aged in oak. It boasts an exceptionally provocative nose of liquid minerals graphite plums creme de cassis and cherry... The monumental 1999 Vigna d'Alceo is a 20000-bottle cuvee of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Sangiovese aged in oak. It boasts an exceptionally provocative nose of liquid minerals graphite plums creme de cassis and cherry liqueur. It is fabulously concentrated yet remarkably light on its feet with medium to full body sweet tannin and layer upon layer of flavor nuances. There is plenty of glycerin in this rich but neither heavy nor overbearing effort. This is a thrilling tour de force! However it requires cellaring. Anticipated maturity: 2005-2025. Bravo!
IWC 96
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, February 2002
Saturated full garnet. Powerful but focused aromas of blackberry licorice mint sweet oak and India ink that are framed by a seamless structure and plump tannins. This extraordinary wine displays great persistence and... Saturated full garnet. Powerful but focused aromas of blackberry licorice mint sweet oak and India ink that are framed by a seamless structure and plump tannins. This extraordinary wine displays great persistence and depth and the long aftertaste conveys a rich sense of minerality. There can be no more striking example of the difference between the '98 and '99 vintages: as good as the '98 Sammarco is and it is very good indeed it doesn't match the sheer granite-like intensity of the '99 Vigna d'Alceo in spite of the fact that the grapes originate mostly from the same vineyards.
WS 95
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, November 2001
Wow. Dark ruby with intense aromas of blackberries cherries and tar. Full-bodied with wonderfully well-integrated tannins and a long smoky licorice and berry aftertaste. Sensational. Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot... Wow. Dark ruby with intense aromas of blackberries cherries and tar. Full-bodied with wonderfully well-integrated tannins and a long smoky licorice and berry aftertaste. Sensational. Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot. Best after 2005. 1690 cases made. -JS