2011 Castello di Ama L Apparita Vino da Tavola
Merlot - 750ML
  • JS 98
  • WA 96
  • VN 95
  • WS 92

Reg: $199.94

$169.94

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Reg: $199.94

$169.94

This product is
out of stock

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JS 98
jamessuckling.com, August 2015
A deep and beautiful red with ripe berry, plum and orange peel character. Almost exotic in style. Full body, ultra-fine tannins and a caressing texture. Goes on for minutes. So beautiful now but will be event better in... expand A deep and beautiful red with ripe berry, plum and orange peel character. Almost exotic in style. Full body, ultra-fine tannins and a caressing texture. Goes on for minutes. So beautiful now but will be event better in 2018. Greatest L'Apparita ever? collapse
WA 96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2015
Compared to 2010, the 2011 L'Apparita (100% Merlot) is a very different wine. It's impossible to imagine how Castello di Ama could improve on the utterly divine and delicious 2010, but I liked 2011 even more. Again, I... expand Compared to 2010, the 2011 L'Apparita (100% Merlot) is a very different wine. It's impossible to imagine how Castello di Ama could improve on the utterly divine and delicious 2010, but I liked 2011 even more. Again, I just feel that this estate with its vineyards that reach beyond 500 meters in altitude performs best with warm vintages such as this one. Those who love Castello di Ama's wines will have to wait until the 2013 vintage is released. This is a gorgeous wine that sings in a loud and graceful voice. That extra cherry softness of Merlot has been pulled back to a perfect point. The wine offers layers of richness and suppleness. The effects are layered, complex and absolutely engaging. This is a standout wine. - Monica Larner collapse
VN 95
Vinous, November 2017
Ama’s 2011 L’Apparita makes for a fascinating comparison with the 2013 in this pairing. A rich, ample Merlot, the 2011 captures all the textural breadth of the warm vintage while retaining quite a bit of freshness. As... expand Ama’s 2011 L’Apparita makes for a fascinating comparison with the 2013 in this pairing. A rich, ample Merlot, the 2011 captures all the textural breadth of the warm vintage while retaining quite a bit of freshness. As good as the 2011 is, it can’t quite keep up with the 2013. The tannins in particular are large in grain, especially next to some of the other wines in this vertical. collapse
WS 92
Wine Spectator, January 2016
This dense, elegant red displays black currant, bilberry, coffee and bittersweet chocolate aromas and flavors. Dusty tannins shore up the finish, where a cocoa note lingers. Merlot. Best from 2017 through 2027. 80 cases... expand This dense, elegant red displays black currant, bilberry, coffee and bittersweet chocolate aromas and flavors. Dusty tannins shore up the finish, where a cocoa note lingers. Merlot. Best from 2017 through 2027. 80 cases imported.–BS collapse
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Merlot
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Vintage 2011
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14%
Closure Cork