Castello dei Rampolla

Vigna d'Alceo Toscana Cabernet Sauvignon Petit Verdot Blend

9.4215 ratings
9.454 pro ratings
Tuscany, Italy
Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot
Top Notes For
Jörgen Lindström Carlvik

Owner, Brix Wine Consultants

9.8

Give it 3-6 more years and this will be another 100-pointer in your cellar. Trust me!

Give it 3-6 more years and this will be another 100-pointer in your cellar. Trust me!

Mar 26th, 2019
Jörgen Lindström Carlvik

Owner, Brix Wine Consultants

9.8

Starting to shut down. Patience will be rewarded here. So much going on! Deep and intense, wild and brooding, yet racy and detailed. The best Alceo since the magnificent 1999. @Antonio Galloni

Starting to shut down. Patience will be rewarded here. So much going on! Deep and intense, wild and brooding, yet racy and detailed. The best Alceo since the magnificent 1999. @Antonio Galloni

Nov 28th, 2018
Greg Koslosky

A nice wine a little ripe for my taste.

A nice wine a little ripe for my taste.

Sep 3rd, 2018
Justin Bothur

Great acid for the vintage, dark fruit probably from the PV and structure throughout. Showing classic Italian earth but not it’s age.

Great acid for the vintage, dark fruit probably from the PV and structure throughout. Showing classic Italian earth but not it’s age.

Jun 28th, 2018
Ludovic Anacleto

Great wine indeed. Nose is complex, camphor, dry amarena cherry, some flint, no oxidation not fading on this bottle yet.
On the palate, Fruit is gone for this bottle, wine is dominated by its tannic structure that is on the dry side, almost austere. I was expecting a fleshier, mellower tannin. Dry herbs, dry raisins, cherry again.
Long finish, good acidity that’s keeps the wine alive and well going.
Mitigate the intensity with proteins and juice/sauce.
Osso bucco with prunes will work. We did Fiorentina and it was ok. The crust and smokiness did not help, over exhibiting the dryness of tannins.

Great wine indeed. Nose is complex, camphor, dry amarena cherry, some flint, no oxidation not fading on this bottle yet.
On the palate, Fruit is gone for this bottle, wine is dominated by its tannic structure that is on the dry side, almost austere. I was expecting a fleshier, mellower tannin. Dry herbs, dry raisins, cherry again.
Long finish, good acidity that’s keeps the wine alive and well going.
Mitigate the intensity with proteins and juice/sauce.
Osso bucco with prunes will work. We did Fiorentina and it was ok. The crust and smokiness did not help, over exhibiting the dryness of tannins.

Apr 8th, 2018
Jörgen Lindström Carlvik

Owner, Brix Wine Consultants

9.8

Magnificent wine, and so exciting to taste. There’s lots going here with dark and red berries, spice and supporting minerality, acidity and well managed yet severe tannins. Entering the plateau of pleasure. Thru 2035. 98 p.

Magnificent wine, and so exciting to taste. There’s lots going here with dark and red berries, spice and supporting minerality, acidity and well managed yet severe tannins. Entering the plateau of pleasure. Thru 2035. 98 p.

Apr 2nd, 2018
Daron Watson

this baby is harmonious and in the zone with never ending waves of goodness ~ G!DDYUP

this baby is harmonious and in the zone with never ending waves of goodness ~ G!DDYUP

Jan 23rd, 2018
Daron Watson

excellent nose but beyond exceptional palate ~ you never want it to end

excellent nose but beyond exceptional palate ~ you never want it to end

Sep 13th, 2017
Antonio Galloni

Founder, Vinous

9.8

An absolute stunner. Fresh, vibrant, power and exceptionally beautiful.

An absolute stunner. Fresh, vibrant, power and exceptionally beautiful.

1 person found it helpfulJan 13th, 2017
Alessandro Rossi

Non buono ! Di più !!!! Ma perché questi vini li beviamo sempre meno ???? Indimenticabile ! W il cabernet !😍

Non buono ! Di più !!!! Ma perché questi vini li beviamo sempre meno ???? Indimenticabile ! W il cabernet !😍

1 person found it helpfulJan 13th, 2014