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1997 Castello dei Rampolla Sammarco Toscana Rosso
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88 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - July/August 2000

Dark ruby. Cassis and a light herbaceousness on the nose; nicely expansive aromas but less sweet than usual for this wine. Blackcurrant fruit betrays a slight greenness; seems less ripe than, and distinctly inferior to, the excellent 1996. Finishes full and long on the palate, still tannic and slightly rough in texture.

97 Points | Wine Spectator

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reifebedürtig und groß
by sammarco
sammarco von rampolla sind immer struktur weine die stadien der völligen unzugänglichkeit durchlaufen, so auch der 97 ein sehr reicher, hoch konzentrierter wein,der nicht mit aufgemotzter turbo frucht, sondern durch tiefe, woge um woge noch nicht bekannten geschmackseindrücken beeindruckt. ein gewinnertyp, ein purist, reduziert auf das wesentliche: ein großer wein. 95 punkte
Wine rating system is political
by collector
The review of 1997 Sammarco by Stephen Tanzer's Newsletter is incorrect. The reviewer must have had salami in his mouth before he drank this wine. This is a superior wine and probably the "best" 1997 Tuscan I have drank so far.
97 not so big
by Wilfried
Rubin, etwas trüb, dünne Schlieren. Kühles Bouquet, sehr verdeckt. Im Geschmack säuerlich. Langer Nachgeschmack. Holzig und säuerlich. 88 Punkte


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