castello di ama, apparita, igt 2007
VINOUS
96

2007 castello di ama, apparita, igt

Why We're Buying

Castello di Ama l'Apparita is a force to be reckoned with, as it bursts forth with power and concentration. Blackberries, cherries, and cassis soak the palate with smoke, brioche, cigars, and tar rounding out the flavor profile. This wine contains 100% merlot and conveys remarkable balance with a refreshingly acidic finish. Wine critic James Suckling gave the 2017 vintage a 97-point rating, writing in his review, "I am impressed by the freshness here, as well as the intensity for the vintage."

Critics Scores

VINOUS
96

Vinous

The 2007 L'Apparita is a bit richer and deeper than the 2009, but it never loses its essential personality. Hints of tertiary complexity are just beginning to develop now that the 2007 has been in bottle for a few years, but the wine is in an in between stage where it is neither young nor mature. Tobacco, wild flowers and menthol are some of the many nuances that emerge over time, but today the 2007 isn't quite ready to show all of its cards. Personally, I would wait a few years more. This is a stunning Apparita from Castello di Ama. Even though 2007 is regarded as warm vintage, this fruit did not come in until September 17, slightly late by Ama's historical standards.