Castello dei Rampolla

Sammarco Toscana SuperTuscan Blend

9.3304 ratings
9.485 pro ratings
Tuscany, Italy
Super Tuscan Blend
Top Notes For
Paco Suro

Terrific. Great year in Tuscany.

Terrific. Great year in Tuscany.

Oct 14th, 2019
Jörgen Lindström Carlvik

Owner, Brix Wine Consultants

9.7

Easy 97+ As classy as they get!

Easy 97+ As classy as they get!

Mar 11th, 2019
Daron Watson

awesome to drink same time as ‘13 Tenuta Nuova ~ a little bigger ~ a little fuller ~ fruits a bit more sweet/ripe than sour/tart

awesome to drink same time as ‘13 Tenuta Nuova ~ a little bigger ~ a little fuller ~ fruits a bit more sweet/ripe than sour/tart

Aug 11th, 2018
Jörgen Lindström Carlvik

Owner, Brix Wine Consultants

8.9

You can sense the drought conditions of the vintage here. Evolved in a very positive way, but tannins are somewhat harsh and drying. Drink now.

You can sense the drought conditions of the vintage here. Evolved in a very positive way, but tannins are somewhat harsh and drying. Drink now.

Jul 5th, 2018
Andrew Lohse

Well-concentrated richness, med+ tannins, fruit well integrated into secondary notes

Well-concentrated richness, med+ tannins, fruit well integrated into secondary notes

May 25th, 2018
LM Segal

If @Cathy Corison made cab blends in Tuscany, they would be this great. Complex, begging for some age to strut. Gorgeous aromatics after an hour decant, followed by layers of dark and light red berry, asian spice, bridle leather and a hint of mint. Built to last (but no oak or vanilla to speak of), just silky tannins front to back. Outstanding. 20 years to go.

If @Cathy Corison made cab blends in Tuscany, they would be this great. Complex, begging for some age to strut. Gorgeous aromatics after an hour decant, followed by layers of dark and light red berry, asian spice, bridle leather and a hint of mint. Built to last (but no oak or vanilla to speak of), just silky tannins front to back. Outstanding. 20 years to go.

1 person found it helpfulAug 11th, 2019
Bill Bender

This was a monolithic monster and undoubtedly the biggest wine of the night. A young gun from the young gun @Shay A I loved drinking it side by side with the ‘64 Barolo. So much delicious stuffing. Decant the F out of this.

This was a monolithic monster and undoubtedly the biggest wine of the night. A young gun from the young gun @Shay A I loved drinking it side by side with the ‘64 Barolo. So much delicious stuffing. Decant the F out of this.

1 person found it helpfulNov 25th, 2018
Shay A
9.5

Night 1 of the Fall WNH event in San Antonio. What a killer start to the extended weekend, all courtesy to Shawn and Jennifer for hosting! Tonight was Italian wines.

This was my second contributed bottle. AG rates this 100pts. Just a few years from its prime drinking window! Red and black fruit medley. So ripe and earth driven. The entry and mid palate are bright fruit but the finish turns dark and tannic...strawberry tart & crushed potpourri. I would love to try this again in 5-7yrs!

Night 1 of the Fall WNH event in San Antonio. What a killer start to the extended weekend, all courtesy to Shawn and Jennifer for hosting! Tonight was Italian wines.

This was my second contributed bottle. AG rates this 100pts. Just a few years from its prime drinking window! Red and black fruit medley. So ripe and earth driven. The entry and mid palate are bright fruit but the finish turns dark and tannic...strawberry tart & crushed potpourri. I would love to try this again in 5-7yrs!

1 person found it helpfulNov 9th, 2018
Jörgen Lindström Carlvik

Owner, Brix Wine Consultants

9.7

I have had the honour of tasting almost every vintage of Sammarco ever made back to the initial vintage (1980). There is no doubt in my mind that this might well be their finest effort so far. 96-97+ Hold until 2025 at least, as it’s structure promises to break very, very slowly. Think glacial pace.

I have had the honour of tasting almost every vintage of Sammarco ever made back to the initial vintage (1980). There is no doubt in my mind that this might well be their finest effort so far. 96-97+ Hold until 2025 at least, as it’s structure promises to break very, very slowly. Think glacial pace.

1 person found it helpfulOct 2nd, 2018
Yianni Stoner

Rich, ripe, florals layered with various acids; evident VA. Thick with sediment. Would have benefited from further clarification.

Rich, ripe, florals layered with various acids; evident VA. Thick with sediment. Would have benefited from further clarification.

1 person found it helpfulJul 8th, 2016