The color is a deep purple with the flavor of espresso, sweet melted licorice, black currant jam, tobacco and toasty oak. Full-bodied, with super refined tannins There is great intensity, superb purity, and a finish that lingers for nearly a minute. Perfect with wild meat, chicken, turkey, ham, aged cheese and mushrooms.
"Shows beautiful aromas and flavors of currant, toasty oak, tobacco and licorice. Full and very polished, with a wonderful finish. A gorgeous young wine. Layered and structured. To be released spring 2011. Best after 2014. "
"The 2006 D’Alceo, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, is a much
tighter-wound wine than the Sammarco but it also seems to be holding back a lot more sheer density in reserve. Full-bodied, rich and monstrously tannic at this stage, it doesn’t taste too different than it did when I first sampled it from tank in November 2006! The wine possesses dazzling inner perfume, refined tannins that need time to emerge and exceptional overall balance. It is a fabulous effort from Rampolla."
The Wine Advocate
"D’Alceo is a drop dead gorgeous wine that oozes intensity,
blackness, fruitness, exotic spice and smoke. In the mouth, this beautifully executed super Tuscan is about a rich, smooth and opulent as they come. You’ll love the lingering noted of mature berry, chocolate and espresso that drive the long, smooth finish."