Red wine - 1996 - Castello dei Rampolla Sammarco - Italy - Region: Toscane - Apellation: Toscane - Cabernet Sauvignon blend - 750 ml.
1996 Castello dei Rampolla Sammarco
The Sammarco (an 85% Cabernet Sauvignon/15% Sangiovese blend aged 18-24 months in wood) offers a Graves-like nose of scorched earth charcoal tobacco and red and black currants. In the mouth roasted nut flavors add complexity. The wine possesses medium body a stylish elegant personality not much power or force but fine purity and balance. The tannin results in a slight astringency in the back of the mouth. Drink it over the next 7-8 years. Source: Wine Advocate
Rating: 89 RP Reviewed by Robert Parker Date: August 2000