Saturday, February 18, 2012
2008 Castello Vicchiomaggio Ripa delle More
This darkly colored blend shows beautiful and intoxicating aromas of ripe black cherry, blackberry, vanilla, tea leaf, tobacco, plum, and spice. It has very beautiful and ripe fruit aromas, but just the right amount of soil and leather to give it a proper sense of place and make it truly Tuscan.
On the palate the wine continues to display it's ripe and luscious black cherry and raspberry notes, and also shows some really nice and creamy vanilla and toasted oak flavors. It's like tasting a wonderful black raspberry pie right out of the oven and having it with a spicy chai latte! This wine is sleek and ultra sexy on the palate, and finishes with ripe tannins and loads of rich berry fruit.
I'll say it again....I'm really quite baffled that this wine is selling retail for under fifty dollars. You just don't find this silky texture and purity of fruit in wines in the affordable price tier. It's a true stunner... 94 points
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