JS 95 Vinous 95 IWC 94 WA 94 Pts - According to James Suckling - Aromas of currant, bark and orange peel. Nutmeg powder. Full body and chewy tannins. Savory, with balsamic and nuts. I love the juicy, decadent character to this. Drink or hold.
According to Antonio Galloni - The 2011 Cepparello is wonderfully aromatic, lifted and precise. Sweet rose petal, mint, crushed raspberries, cinnamon and kirsch grace the palate in a silky, aromatically expressive wine endowed with pure pedigree. Paolo De Marchi added a dollop of Trebbiano to give the 2011 a little extra freshness that the vintage itself could not provide. The white Trebbiano was once used widely in the production of Chianti Classico. Today, it is rarely used in this way.
According to International Wine Cellar - Good full red. Deep, inviting aromas of red cherry, wildflowers, chocolate and menthol are complicated by minerals. Sweet, dense and highly concentrated, showing complex flavors of dark and red fruits, truffle, earth, minerals and cedar. Pure and precisely delineated, this beauty displays lovely inner-mouth perfume and energy. Builds slowly on the vibrant back end.
According to Wine Advocate - The 2011 Cepparello is a big wine that moves over the palate with authority and determination. It reveals thick layers of tobacco, spice, red cherry, grilled herb and pretty ashy-mineral accents. This 100% Sangiovese also imparts a sense of austerity that is especially evident in the tight, but polished tannins. Cepparello needs another five years of bottle aging.
According to Wine Spectator - Well-marked by oak, black cherry, blackberry, tobacco and iron flavors, this is rich and firm, picking up black tea and smoke notes on the long finish. Shows latent power. Sangiovese. Best from 2016 through 2025. 14.5% ABV.