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1999 Sammarco, Castello dei Rampolla


$75.00 per Bottle


1 Bottle




"The Sammarco, a blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Sangiovese, has been one of Tuscany's great classics for nearly two decades. The 1999 Sammarco is tight and closed, but wow, what potential! A dense ruby/purple color is followed by a sweet nose of high class cigar tobacco intermixed with smoke, minerals, black currants, and vanilla. In the mouth, it is dense, medium to full-bodied, with superb richness, purity, and overall harmony. Cellaring is mandatory for this backward, still primary 1999. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2025. A classic!" Robert Parker's Wine Advocate #144
(WA, 12/01/2002)

Rating: 93
Drink from: 2010-2025

"A harmonious and fine wine, with lovely berry, plum and floral character, with hints of vanilla. Full-bodied, yet refined and silky. Very fine indeed. Best after 2005. 2,380 cases made." Wine Spectator
(WS, 09/15/2002)

Rating: 92
Drink from: 2005

"A little smudgier looking than most. Deep ruby. Hugely seductive. A sort of Pomerol style. Surely Michel Rolland was involved here?! Seems very Merlot. (In fact it is very ripe Cabernet Sauvignon with some Sangiovese.) Very lush and rich and flattering though not as refreshing as some. Tannins slightly drying. Not obviously Italian at all." JancisRobinson.com
(JR, 09/30/2009)

Rating: 17
Drink from: 2005-2015

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