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2004 Castello dei Rampolla d'Alceo Toscana
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94 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - July/August 2010

($274; a blend of cabernet sauvignon and petit verdot) Bright ruby. Deeply pitched aromas of blackcurrant, violet, licorice, minerals and oak, along with a whiff of truffle. Enters lively and minerally, then turns broad in the middle palate, displaying terrific density of blackberry and dark cherry flavors. Wonderfully classy and vibrant wine with a seamless texture. The long finish boasts compelling subtle sweetness of fruit. This is consistently one of Italy 's best wines, and the 2004 is one of the top vintages for this bottling in recent memory. (Vias Imports, New York NY)

96 Points | Wine Spectator
95 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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Vigna d'Alceo deserves a higher score!
by Lindström12046016
The 2004 Alceo showing detailed, dark fruit aromas and lovely flowery characteristics, alongside textured tannins and integrated oak, is among the best from this heralded vineyard ever. 95 points, well deserved.


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