2018 Castello dei Rampolla Chianti Classico [WE94][JS93][V93][WA92]

2018 Castello dei Rampolla Chianti Classico

2018 Castello dei Rampolla Chianti Classico [WE94][JS93][V93][WA92]

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Producer: Castello dei Rampolla  
Region: Chianti Classico, ChiantiTuscany, Italy 
Varietal: 90% Sangiovese, 5% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc 
Year: 2018 

Wine Enthusiast, 94 Points 

"Black-skinned fruit, new leather, tilled earthy and blue flower aromas mingle with camphor on this fragrant, enticing red. Fresh and savory, the elegant, full-bodied palate doles out ripe black plum, juicy Morello cherry, licorice and tobacco alongside polished tannins that give it a velvety texture. Fresh acidity lends brightness and balance. Best After 2022." 

James Suckling, 93 Points 

"A wonderful young Chianti Classico with aromas and flavors of black cherries, dark chocolate, wet earth and black truffle. It’s full-bodied with creamy and juicy tannins and a long, flavorful finish." 

Vinous, 93 Points 

"The 2018 Chianti Classico is fabulous. Deep, rich and super-expressive, the 2018 captures the essence of the house style, with a dollop of Cabernet Sauvignon that adds both complexity and structural intensity. Black cherry, plum, licorice, lavender and dried herbs are kicked up a few notches. This is an especially rich style for the year, but it works so well." 

Wine Advocate, 92 Points 

"The Castello dei Rampolla 2018 Chianti Classico shows some softness and extra ripeness with dark fruit and plum followed by savory smoke and spice. This wine is an expression of the one and only Panzano in Chianti, a promising subzone in the larger Chianti Classico appellation with panoramic views awash in soft golden light at the end of each glorious day. To the palate, the wine delivers rich, mid-weight intensity with more textured and succulent flavors to follow. This wine is just lovely, especially when tasted right out of the gate when those cherry and blackberry tones are at their brightest." 

Winemaker Notes: 

"Bright ruby red color. The bouquet on the nose is intense, with rich cherry and red berry aromas and leafy undertones. On the palate it is silky, balanced, with medium body, refined tanning and a long flavorful finish of blackberry and chocolate."  

Alcohol: 14.5% 

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