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Vigna L'Apparita, Castello di Ama 2018

RegionItaly
SubregionTuscany
ColourRed
TypeStill
Grape VarietyMerlot

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Colour Region Vintage Wine Size Qty Units Price IB GBP Per Score
Italy2018Vigna L'Apparita, Castello di Ama

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BT4 \ 6541,680.001299 AG54186.6666666666799.0099.00Vigna L'Apparita, Castello di Ama0.7510
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Tasting Notes

The 2018 L'Apparita is a total stunner. Ama's 100% Merlot is usually a wine of bombastic intensity, but the 2018 marks a departure from that style, as it is all finesse and nuance. Blackberry jam, spice, menthol and lavender are some of the aromas and flavors that open in an Apparita that dazzles with its precision and nuance. Rain at the end of August pushed out harvest and gave Marco Pallanti the ideal conditions to craft this gorgeous wine. 2026-2043

99
Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, September 2021

This wine has earned its spot in a world of pantheons that is grande vini Italiani. The Castello di Ama 2018 L'Apparita is one of the world's greatest Merlots, and this slightly cooler growing season delivers on all the promise and pedigree that we should expect of this collectors' favorite. L'Apparita opens to an inky dark and blackish appearance, and the bouquet slowly reveals black fruit, ripe cherry, dark spice, smoke and barbecue rub. The wine's texture and finish, which is so velvety and rich, so supple and soft, is what will ultimately win you over. Indeed, this wine excels especially in terms of the elegance and fullness of the mouthfeel. 2024-2045

99
Monica Larner, Wine Advocate, October 2021
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