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Ama Chianti Classico Castello di Ama 2003

Member Review by pokyueweng:

Mmm. Delicious. Excellent balance of fruit and wood. Intoxicating smell. The whole experiece just comes in very fine package. This is one of the best CC I've ever tasted.

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Winery: Castello di Ama
Color: Red
Varietal: Sangiovese
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Castello di Ama:
“A place of cultic importance in the wine world. We Italians often complain that we do not have our own Chateaux Margaux, our Romanée Conti, our Opus One. But we are wrong, for we do have here in Italy some wine “houses” that are something better, something beyond the normal cellar. Relatively few, perhaps, but true domains of Bacchus where everything is utterly flawless, where time assumes the... Read more
“A place of cultic importance in the wine world. We Italians often complain that we do not have our own Chateaux Margaux, our Romanée Conti, our Opus One. But we are wrong, for we do have here in Italy some wine “houses” that are something better, something beyond the normal cellar. Relatively few, perhaps, but true domains of Bacchus where everything is utterly flawless, where time assumes the feel of history, the memory of timeless impressions, the quintessential ingredient in the evolution of wine. Castello di Ama is one of those places where one encounters the Platonic absolutes (…)” Read less

Member Reviews for Ama Chianti Classico Castello di Ama

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Snooth User: pokyueweng
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4.50 5
10/16/2007

Mmm. Delicious. Excellent balance of fruit and wood. Intoxicating smell. The whole experiece just comes in very fine package. This is one of the best CC I've ever tasted.


Snooth User: Stephen
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3.00 5
08/09/2007

Three glasses


External Reviews for Ama Chianti Classico Castello di Ama

External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

Intensely fruity nose with crushed raspberries and plums. Full-bodied, with loads of fruit and velvety tannins. This is exceptional for the vintage. Ama sets the high water mark for quality Chianti Classico. Best after 2005.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

The 2007 Chianti Classico Castello di Ama is fabulous. There is so much going on in the glass, as endless layers of perfumed dark red fruit caress the palate in stunning style. The wine's precision, elegance and overall sense of harmony are all first class. Smoke, tar and roses add the final layers of complexity on the finish. Today the wine is mostly remarkable for its exceptional silkiness; readers will have to wait at least a few years for the aromatics and flavors to develop tertiary nuances. The Castello is a wine that sets a new standard for what is possible within the Chianti Classico appellation. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2027.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

A well-crafted, superb Chianti Classico. Totally fruit-driven. Beautiful aromas of plum, leaf and cherry. medium- to full-bodied, with medium, fine tannins and a silky mouthfeel. Best from 2001 through 2004.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

Amaandrsquo;s 2003 Chianti Classico is a powerful, super-ripe effort. A dark ruby, it presents sweet dark cherry and tobacco notes on an ample frame, with excellent concentration on the palate although the finish is marked by the hard tannins of the vintage. The wine did soften somewhat with air, yet my impression is that it will provide its best drinking relatively early. In 2002 Ama did not produce its single-vineyard wines and the estateandrsquo;s best fruit ended up in the normal bottling. Anticipated maturity: 2008andndash;2015.




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