Castello di Ama l'Apparita 2017 (6x75cl)
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Intense and exotic on the nose with blackberry, blueberry, violet and walnut aromas that follow through to a full body with layers of ripe tannins and a beautiful finish of polished and well poised fruit. It goes on and on. I am impressed by the freshness here, as well as the intensity for the vintage. Drink in 2023 and onwards, but a joy to taste now.
The 2017 L'Apparita, Ama's 100% Merlot, is silky, polished and exceptionally beautiful. In 2017, L'Apparita is restrained and elegant more than it is powerful. I have seen L'Apparita blossom with a few years in bottle. I imagine it will be the case here too. Today, L'Apparita is decidedly nuanced and elegant.
Drinking Window: 2025 - 2042
Reviewer Name: Antonio Galloni
Review Date: 1st September 2020
I am immediately struck by the power and concentration of the Castello di Ama 2017 L'Apparita. This is an exuberant and gregarious expression of Merlot that has absorbed every last sunbeam of the hot summer season. On the nose, the wine shows beautiful fullness and generosity that spills richly across the senses. Blackberry syrup and cherry liqueur are followed by smoke, tar, toast and sweet chewing tobacco. You taste that extra density in a similar manner, and the rich concentration of the fruit has consequently shaped a more apparent tannin and a little snap of astringency on the close. My sample bottle does not show a reading of the wine's alcoholic content, but you feel some heat as well. This edition of L'Apparita is extra dark, succulent and firm. When the wine has been given another five to ten years of cellar age, then I'd suggest guinea fowl or one of those delicious roasted pigeon dishes you find in Tuscany. Some 7,300 bottles were made.
Drinking Window: 2023 - 2040
Reviewer Name: Monica Larner
Review Date: 21st May 2020
- Year 2017
- Colour Red
- Country Italy
- Region Tuscany
- Sub Region NA
- Pack Size 6x75cl
- ABV 14.00°
- Drinking Window 2025 - 2042
- Drinking Recommendation Not Ready
- LWIN 109736620170600750
Perched atop a 500 meter rise, the Castello di Ama winery is a true showpiece occupying a cluster of medieval buildings reminding a visitor of the depth of tradition in this ancient and venerable region. The vines themselves cascade down the slopes which surround, taking advantage of the dynamic terroir and exceptional climate of this pocket of Chianti Classico. As a result, the range of wines on offer are varied and expressive, offering great purity and structure as well as characterful individuality.
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