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Castello dei Rampolla Sammarco

1998 / 750 ml.

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Where it's produced

Country:
Italy
Region:
Tuscany

What's in the Bottle

85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Sangiovese

Product Details

Type:
Red Wine
Brand:
Castello dei Rampolla
Size:
750 ml.
Vintage:
1998
Item #:
14680
Case:
12 bottles
UPC:
716898504017
Status:
New

Castello dei Rampolla Sammarco  1998 / 750 ml.

Ratings Key:

  • SP Wine Spectator
  • WE Wine Enthusiast
  • VN Vinous
  • RP Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate
  • ST Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar
  • OT Other Review Service
  • Gold Premier Gold - Best Value*
  • Plat Premier Platinum - Our Highest Recommendation
  • * as rated by our staff

Published Reviews

91
91 pts.: Jan/Feb 2002

Medium to full garnet. Tobacco, licorice and graphite predominate on the nose. The sweet, gauzy texture supports layers of intense black fruit sensations followed by mouthcoating but smooth tannins. A supple and well-structured wine.

90
90 pts.: November 15, 2001

A silky, well-crafted red, with tarragon, berry and plum character and mushroom and bark undertones. Medium-bodied, with fine tannins and a long, fresh finish. Delicious. Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon. Best after 2003.

90
90 pts.: October, 2001

The 1998 Sammarco, a blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Sangiovese, reveals more structure and tannin than is present in the 1997, or, I suspect, the 1999. Additionally, it possesses formidable underlying concentration and depth, along with that multi-layered mid-palate that always seems to separate exceptional wines from good ones. The 1998 Sammarco’s deep, saturated ruby color is followed by a complex bouquet of charcoal, roasted herbs, smoke, hot gravel, black currants, and cherries. It is medium-bodied and deep, with high but sweet tannin, and extraordinary purity as well as delineation.