Tuesday, April 29, 2008

1997 Castello dei Rampolla Vigna d'Alceo, Tuscany, Italy

Bordeaux look-alike with buttermilk, herbs, blackcurrant, cappuccino/mocha and hint of leather. Many of these notes need definition and precision and the nose is way too shy. Maybe it’s a sign of a dull phase, but I am only saying that now as I know it was Alceo. The taste confirms that theory in some way as it is dry with good length and a fair structural base. However there was something wrong. Where were the nerve and the soul in the wine? – Way too designed for my palate I hope it’s just a phase and something could suggest it. But for now. (89+)

Mon 05 Dec, 2005

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