2011 Vigna l'Apparita Castello di Ama

A cult wine from its very first vintage in 1985, we are delighted to offer the "beautiful" 98 point L'Apparita Castello di Ama 2011. This is a potential best-ever year for a wine described by Antonio Galloni as "right up there with the very finest wines, not just of Italy, but of the world". Galloni considers Castello di Ama proprietors Marco Pallanti and Lorenza Sebaste to be "true visionaries", crafting "some of the most riveting wines in Tuscany" vintage after vintage. Such a reputation for consistent quality makes James Suckling's claim that the 2011 is perhaps the "greatest L'Apparita ever" all the more compelling - a star vintage for an always-stellar wine. Produced entirely from Merlot planted in the mid 1980s, the l’Apparita combines "deep and beautiful" fruit notes with exceptional ageing potential. The 2011 is a near-perfect vintage, but with less than 600 cases made per year, it is almost eye-wateringly scarce. Only awarded its huge 98 point score by Suckling this month, demand will soon be at a peak, so there could not be a better time to secure a case.
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Average critic rating : 98.0 points



A deep and beautiful red with ripe berry, plum and orange peel character. Almost exotic in style. Full body, ultra-fine tannins and a caressing texture. Goes on for minutes. So beautiful now but will be event better in 2018. Greatest L'Apparita ever?


FINE+RARE offers UK home delivery through our logistics partner London City Bond, with next day deliveries available for Central London addresses.
We deliver Monday to Friday; charges are £ 16 + VAT for up to 10 cases (12x75cl or equivalent) for most UK postcodes.
For delivery charges to Highlands, Islands and outlying areas, please contact our Customer Service Team.


For deliveries into Hong Kong and Singapore, we offer a dedicated air and sea service.
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Spirits cannot travel on our services to Hong Kong, Singapore or Macau and require separate shipments. Please contact our Customer Service Team for further information.


Our storage costs are highly competitive. We will happily accept cases or single bottles, charging pro-rata based on the number of bottles and length of storage period.
Unlike many other wine companies, our service includes storage of duty paid wines as well as in bond from any reputable source, not just those bought through FINE+RARE.
Please visit our F+R Storage information page for more details.


FINE+RARE can arrange delivery of your wines to your personal fine wine storage account:
Deliveries within London City Bond or to a Vinotheque storage account are charged at £ 8 + VAT for up to 10 cases (12x75cl or equivalent).
Deliveries to all other storage providers are charged at £ 16 + VAT for up to 10 cases (12x75cl or equivalent).

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