+ Add Critic Score

Submit a Critic Score

Score:

Name of Critic:

Close

Bussola Ca' del Laito Ripasso Valpolicella Superiore 2013

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Earthy with a bit of toasty wood early on the nose followed by lots of red fruit and dried leathery black fruit, over a very floral base. Glycerin rich on entry, this is quite round and slippery on entry and decidedly fruity with a nice base of minerality covered with very fresh, black cherries, raspberries. A hint of early bitterness enlivens the palate which remains a bit on the chewy side. I love the way this wine picks up the spice and dried fruit character of the lees yet remains fresh and lively. 90pts

Add winemaker's notes
  • + My Wines

    My Wines

    Save in My Wines

    Add to Wishlist

    My Cellar

  • List It
  • Add Review
3.1521428571429 5 0.5
Average Rating Rate It Add

Editorial Reviews for Bussola Ca' del Laito Ripasso Valpolicella Superiore

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,749
4.00 5
Vintage: 2009 09/26/2014

Earthy with a bit of toasty wood early on the nose followed by lots of red fruit and dried leathery black fruit, over a very floral base. Glycerin rich on entry, this is quite round and slippery on entry and decidedly fruity with a nice base of minerality covered with very fresh, black cherries, raspberries. A hint of early bitterness enlivens the palate which remains a bit on the chewy side. I love the way this wine picks up the spice and dried fruit character of the lees yet remains fresh and lively. 90pts


Member Reviews for Bussola Ca' del Laito Ripasso Valpolicella Superiore

Add your review
Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,749
4.50 5
Vintage: 2009 09/26/2014

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: Eric Guido
92549198,230
2.50 5
Vintage: 2008 03/03/2013

The nose showed dark, ripe cherry fruit with notes of cedar and spice. On the palate it was soft with a rustic feel, showing cherry and herbs with a raisinated note that lasted through the heat-tinged finish. (88 points)


Snooth User: William Tell
10492358
5.00 5
Vintage: 2006 03/02/2012

I'm a novice, but my sense of taste tends to be pretty discerning. In comparison to most other red wines, if you have some sensitivity to your taste buds, you will be able to immediately note the aromatic grape nose and taste that is rare in most other reds. Valpopicellas from this region seems to have a hint of this aromatic nose and taste, but the Bussola Ripasso has two to three times that of Valpooicellas from this region in my opinion. I've also tried other ripassos, and this one is the best so far. (Bussola Ripasso 2006 Vintage)


Snooth User: mediaslave
77453216
3.50 5
Vintage: 2006 10/16/2011

Three and a half glasses


Snooth User: all wine
4178352
0.50 5
Vintage: 2004 03/04/2010

One half glass


External Reviews for Bussola Ca' del Laito Ripasso Valpolicella Superiore

External Review
Vintage: 2009 03/23/2013

For those of you unfamiliar with Valpolicella Ripasso, think of this as a poor-man s Amarone It is suped-up with dried grapes in a way similar to Amarone and it s usually a fraction of the price!


External Review
Vintage: 2008 03/03/2013

Four and a half glasses


External Review
Vintage: 2006 07/06/2011

For those of you unfamiliar with Valpolicella Ripasso, think of this as a poor-man s Amarone It is suped-up with dried grapes in a way similar to Amarone and it s usually a fraction of the price! We love Bussola s Ca del Laito because of its rich fruit character and powerful expression of Corvinone, Corvina Grossa, and Rondinella.


External Review
Vintage: 2005 05/11/2011

Tommaso Bussola Ca' di Laito Ripasso Valpolicella Superiore 2005 750ML


External Review
Vintage: 2004 04/14/2010

RP: 89 Points


Food Pairings for Bussola Ca' del Laito Ripasso Valpolicella Superiore


Photos

1 2 3 4

+ Add Image

Best Wine Deals

See More Deals






Snooth Media Network