Castello di Ama L'Apparita 1997
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Wine SpectatorDark ruby red. Superfresh on the nose, with currant, blackberry and dried flowers. Full-bodied, with very ripe tannins, yet polished and silky. Focused fruit as well. Balanced and refined. Still a bit young. Always an outstanding Merlot.--1997 Italian blind retrospective. Best after 2008. 672 cases made.
Wine AdvocateThe stunning 1997 l'Apparita exhibits a deep ruby/purple color in addition to a distinctive nose of mocha, espresso bean, cherry liqueur, and blackberries. Full-bodied, dry, and rich, with good sweetness and fatness on the mid-palate, this long, dense, still youthful wine requires an additional 3-5 years of cellaring; it should keep for two decades. New oak (about 70% new French wood is utilized) plays a secondary role in the wine's aromatic and flavor profiles.