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1997 Rampolla - Sammarco

  • 97 WS
  • 88 IWC
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SKU: 47597-1997-750-3A
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 97

    Black color. Aromas of blackberries, minerals and mint. Very subtle. Full-bodied, with amazing concentration of silky tannins and a finish that goes on and on. Monumental Sammarco. Best ever for me. 3,500 cases made.
    Author: James Suckling
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 88

    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.
    Author: Daniel Thomases
    Issue: July/August 2000
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Author: Juan K
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Author: Johnnymd
  • Self | Rating: 90

    Drink Dates: 2012
    Author: ghantouseli820
  • Self | Rating: 85

    Moderate plus red colored wine with a few thin barely colored legs. A reticent nose of herbs, plum, and medicine. Very prominent grainy and persistent tannins with slightly high acidity. Put this one in the cellar for a long time and hope for the best ? the balance of this wine is worrying. If the wine pulls itself together then my score will look conservative but I doubt this will occur.
    Author: Daniel B
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Not just standard licorice and earth, but Flower on the nose..super long finish. Amazing Tuscan gem!
    Author: Jules
The estate is located to the south of Panzano, that glorious village in the "Conca d'Oro" valley that is haven - and heaven - for so many cool climate Chiantis and Super Tuscans. The estate, S. Lucia in Faulle, has been owned by the Di Napoli Rampolla family since 1739, but the first wines weren't produced until the 1970s. Today, Maurizia, and her brother Luca Di Napoli Rampolla manage the property with the expert guidance of agronomist and winemaker, Giacomo Tachis.

The family practices a thorough biodynamic regimen (including the bulls' horns!) and follows the lunar cycles prescribed therein. The calcare and pyrite-laden soils are a key ingredient in what the terroir imparts to these exquisite wines. Manual harvesting, hand selection of the grapes, and primary (alcoholic) and secondary (malolactic) fermentation in barriques completes the transformation from mere grape juice into wines of tremendous proportions.

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Collector Data For This Wine

  • 768 bottles owned
  • 106 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 91
    (Out of 106 collectors)