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    Castello di Ama

    Perched atop a 500 meter rise, the Castello di Ama winery is a true showpiece occupying a cluster of medieval buildings reminding a visitor of the depth of tradition in this ancient and venerable region. The vines themselves cascade down the slopes which surround, taking advantage of the dynamic terroir and exceptional climate of this pocket of Chianti Classico. As a result, the range of wines on offer are varied and expressive, offering great purity and structure as well as characterful individuality.

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    Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
    Castello di Ama Chianti Classico AMA 2018 (12x75cl)
    HK$2,610.00
    2018

    Castello di Ama Chianti Classico AMA 2018 (12x75cl)

    Vinous (92)

    The 2018 Chianti Classico Ama shows just how promising the vintage is. A burst of sweet red cherry fruit, cedar, leather, spice and orange peel give the 2018 a feeling of exuberance that is impossible to miss. The purity of the flavors is just striking. This is such a beautiful wine.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    3-4 months

    Tuscany 12x75cl 25 92 (VN) Read Review/Description HK$2,610.00
    Castello di Ama Chianti Classico AMA 2018 (3x150cl)
    HK$2,000.00
    2018

    Castello di Ama Chianti Classico AMA 2018 (3x150cl)

    Vinous (92)

    The 2018 Chianti Classico Ama shows just how promising the vintage is. A burst of sweet red cherry fruit, cedar, leather, spice and orange peel give the 2018 a feeling of exuberance that is impossible to miss. The purity of the flavors is just striking. This is such a beautiful wine.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    3-4 months

    Tuscany 3x150cl 12 92 (VN) Read Review/Description HK$2,000.00
    Castello di Ama Chianti Classico AMA 2019 (6x75cl)
    HK$2,060.00
    2019

    Castello di Ama Chianti Classico AMA 2019 (6x75cl)

    Vinous (92)

    A silky, open-knit wine, the 2019 Chianti Classico Ama is wonderfully alluring from the very first taste. This gracious, aromatically expressive Chianti Classico from the estate's young vines, will drink beautifully upon release.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    3-4 months

    Tuscany 6x75cl 25 92 (VN) Read Review/Description HK$2,060.00
    Castello di Ama Chianti Classico Gran Selezione San Lorenzo 2015 (6x75cl)
    HK$3,935.00
    2015

    Castello di Ama Chianti Classico Gran Selezione San Lorenzo 2015 (6x75cl)

    James Suckling (95)

    What first strikes you about the nose is that it offers one of the purest fruit expressions of all the 2015 Gran Seleziones. Blackcurrants, orange and lemon rind, brambleberries, heather, sage, thyme and blackberry leaves are all a feature. The tannins are steely, and the flavors are so savory. The fruit is carried through to the long, chewy finish by the highly refreshing acidity. Drink in 2020.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    3-4 months

    Tuscany 6x75cl 7 95 (JS) Read Review/Description HK$3,935.00
    Castello di Ama Chianti Classico Gran Selezione San Lorenzo 2016 (6x75cl)
    HK$2,640.00
    2016

    Castello di Ama Chianti Classico Gran Selezione San Lorenzo 2016 (6x75cl)

    Wine Advocate (95)

    The 2016 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione San Lorenzo is immediately more inky and balsamic in terms of aromas. As soon as you lift the wine to your nose, you get pretty tones of blackberry, cassis, rosemary essence, licorice and a touch of medicinal herb. I love when Sangiovese produces those elegant aromas, and for that reason, this wine stands tall among the three single-vineyard expressions from Marco Pallanti and Castello di Ama. It shows fiber, richness and lasting structure with a very well-managed quality of tannins.
    In Stock in United Kingdom

    Tuscany 6x75cl 3 95 (WA) Read Review/Description HK$2,640.00
    Castello di Ama Chianti Classico Gran Selezione San Lorenzo 2017 (6x75cl)
    HK$1,870.00
    2017

    Castello di Ama Chianti Classico Gran Selezione San Lorenzo 2017 (6x75cl)

    James Suckling (96)

    Cherries, dried flowers and slate on the nose with some fresh mushrooms. Medium to full body, firm and silky tannins and a juicy, chewy finish. Lots of structure and freshness to this. Extremely serious as always. Tight and focused. Try after 2024.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    3-4 months

    Tuscany 6x75cl 15 96 (JS) Read Review/Description HK$1,870.00
    Castello di Ama Chianti Classico Riserva 2008 (1x150cl)
    HK$1,575.00
    2008

    Castello di Ama Chianti Classico Riserva 2008 (1x150cl)

    Wine Spectator (95)

    A complex bouquet of smoky cherry, plum, iron, leather and spice is enticing, while the supple texture is laden with fading fruit, spice, sanguine and tobacco flavors. Lively and long, it firms up on the finish, where the fruit and savory elements converge. Drink now through 2033.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    3-4 months

    Tuscany 1x150cl 29 95 (WS) Read Review/Description HK$1,575.00
    Castello di Ama Chianti Classico Riserva 2008 (6x75cl)
    HK$2,130.00
    2008

    Castello di Ama Chianti Classico Riserva 2008 (6x75cl)

    Wine Spectator (95)

    A complex bouquet of smoky cherry, plum, iron, leather and spice is enticing, while the supple texture is laden with fading fruit, spice, sanguine and tobacco flavors. Lively and long, it firms up on the finish, where the fruit and savory elements converge. Drink now through 2033.
    Collezione Privata In Stock in United Kingdom

    Tuscany 6x75cl 1 95 (WS) Read Review/Description HK$2,130.00
    Castello Di Ama Chianti Classico San Lorenzo 2015 (6x75cl)
    HK$3,440.00
    2015

    Castello Di Ama Chianti Classico San Lorenzo 2015 (6x75cl)
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    3-4 months

    Tuscany 6x75cl 7 - HK$3,440.00
    Castello Di Ama Chianti Classico San Lorenzo 2016 (6x75cl)
    HK$2,600.00
    2016

    Castello Di Ama Chianti Classico San Lorenzo 2016 (6x75cl)

    Wine Advocate (95)

    The 2016 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione San Lorenzo is immediately more inky and balsamic in terms of aromas. As soon as you lift the wine to your nose, you get pretty tones of blackberry, cassis, rosemary essence, licorice and a touch of medicinal herb. I love when Sangiovese produces those elegant aromas, and for that reason, this wine stands tall among the three single-vineyard expressions from Marco Pallanti and Castello di Ama. It shows fiber, richness and lasting structure with a very well-managed quality of tannins.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    3-4 months

    Tuscany 6x75cl 2 95 (WA) Read Review/Description HK$2,600.00
    Castello Di Ama Chianti Classico Vigneto Bellavista 1997 (6x75cl)
    HK$6,360.00
    1997

    Castello Di Ama Chianti Classico Vigneto Bellavista 1997 (6x75cl)

    Vinous (93)

    Bright medium-dark ruby. Expressive aromas of raspberry, chocolate and nutty oak are lifted by flowers and minerals. Bright and easygoing but very concentrated too, showing terrific palate-staining intensity to the flavors of dark berries, ripe red cherry and cocoa powder. This powerful wine comes across as balanced and very accessible thanks to its creamy, soft mouthfeel. Finishes ripely tannic and long. Thanks to its excellent acidity and balance, this is one of the top dozen 1997 Tuscan wines--a truly successful effort in an overrated vintage of which I am generally not a fan (but it was a much more successful vintagein Chianti Classico than in Montalcino, for example.) However,I should caution readers that this tasting note was on a magnum; from standard 750 ml. bottles the wine is clearly more evolved. This spent 14 months in 75% new oak; from a separate set of lab data, I also have 30.8 g/l as its dry extract value.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    3-4 months

    Tuscany 6x75cl 1 93 (VN) Read Review/Description HK$6,360.00
    Castello Di Ama Chianti Classico Vigneto Bellavista 2013 (6x75cl)
    HK$5,200.00
    2013

    Castello Di Ama Chianti Classico Vigneto Bellavista 2013 (6x75cl)

    Wine Advocate (95)

    The superb 2013 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Vigneto Bellavista shows impeccable balance and offers a classic portrait of Sangiovese (with a small part Malvasia Nera). Castello di Ama has a beautifully unique way of interpreting the potential of the Chianti Classico appellation and this wine is a prime example. The bouquet follows classic lines with wild berry and spice, but Vigneto Bellavista also boasts a wild side with some cured meat and animal-like aromas that suit it very well. The mouthfeel is polished and streamlined, but those dark fruit flavors should flesh out with more bottle aging.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    3-4 months

    Tuscany 6x75cl 1 95 (WA) Read Review/Description HK$5,200.00
    Castello Di Ama Chianti Classico Vigneto Bellavista 2015 (6x75cl)
    HK$5,655.00
    2015

    Castello Di Ama Chianti Classico Vigneto Bellavista 2015 (6x75cl)

    Wine Advocate (97)

    This wine is one of the true protagonists of the 2015 vintage. The 2015 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Vigneto Bellavista offers an unreal level of intensity and depth with profound darkness and perfectly integrated tannins versus acidity. This wine was not produced in 2014. This vintage only saw 4,200 bottles made. The wine pours forth with rich fruit that is tightly woven within the wine's generous texture. Spice, smoke and tobacco appear as brief afterthoughts. Despite the beauty of the bouquet, this wine is ultimately all about the finesse and the elegance of its mouthfeel and that subtle game it plays alternating between brawn and grace. Vigneto Bellavista is bellissimo.
    In Stock in United Kingdom

    Tuscany 6x75cl 1 97 (WA) Read Review/Description HK$5,655.00
    Castello Di Ama Chianti Classico Vigneto Bellavista 2016 (6x75cl)
    HK$7,895.00
    2016

    Castello Di Ama Chianti Classico Vigneto Bellavista 2016 (6x75cl)

    Wine Advocate (98)

    The 2016 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Vigneto Bellavista sees fruit sourced from one of Castello di Ama's most beautiful vineyards with a wide exposures and plenty of sunshine. This wine shows profound complexity and a far-reaching bouquet that evolves slowly in the glass. Of these three single-vineyard Gran Selezione wines (Bellavista, La Casuccia and San Lorenzo), the Vigneto Bellavista is the most complete, but it is also the most linear and streamlined in terms of mouthfeel. I would bet on putting this wine aside in your cellar for a longer aging time.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    3-4 months

    Tuscany 6x75cl 1 98 (WA) Read Review/Description HK$7,895.00
    Castello di Ama Chianti Classico Vigneto La Casuccia 2004 (1x300cl)
    HK$3,905.00
    2004

    Castello di Ama Chianti Classico Vigneto La Casuccia 2004 (1x300cl)

    Wine Advocate (92)

    The 2004 Chianti Classico La Casuccia (80% Sangiovese, 20% Merlot) is a massive, powerful wine. It presents an open-knit, super-ripe nose followed by layers of ripe dark blueberries, violets, licorice and toasted oak flavors on a big, structured frame, with outstanding length and a lingering suggestion of sweetness on the finish. It is the more accessible of the estate’s top two selections in 2004. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2019.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    3-4 months

    Tuscany 1x300cl 1 92 (WA) Read Review/Description HK$3,905.00
    Castello di Ama Chianti Classico Vigneto La Casuccia 2015 (6x75cl)
    HK$6,065.00
    2015

    Castello di Ama Chianti Classico Vigneto La Casuccia 2015 (6x75cl)
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    3-4 months

    Tuscany 6x75cl 6 - HK$6,065.00
    Castello di Ama Chianti Classico Vigneto La Casuccia 2016 (6x75cl)
    HK$8,020.00
    2016

    Castello di Ama Chianti Classico Vigneto La Casuccia 2016 (6x75cl)
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    3-4 months

    Tuscany 6x75cl 2 - HK$8,020.00
    Castello di Ama Haiku 2017 (6x75cl)
    HK$2,830.00
    2017

    Castello di Ama Haiku 2017 (6x75cl)

    Vinous (93)

    The 2017 Haiku is a blend of Sangiovese, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Succulent dark cherry, plum, mocha, spice, new leather and licorice all flesh out in a racy, forward Tuscan red that can be enjoyed with minimal cellaring. Time in bottle should bring out more aromatic nuance and overall complexity.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    3-4 months

    Tuscany 6x75cl 23 93 (VN) Read Review/Description HK$2,830.00
    Castello di Ama Haiku 2018 (6x75cl)
    HK$2,820.00
    2018

    Castello di Ama Haiku 2018 (6x75cl)

    Vinous (95)

    The 2018 Haiku is fabulous, In fact, the 2018 might be the best vintage yet, as it has a bit more resonance and persistence than some of the earlier editions. Succulent dark cherry, plum, spice, new leather and spice build into the resonant finish.
    In Stock in Singapore

    Tuscany 6x75cl 1 95 (VN) Read Review/Description HK$2,820.00
    Castello di Ama l'Apparita 2004 (1x300cl)
    HK$6,705.00
    2004

    Castello di Ama l'Apparita 2004 (1x300cl)

    Vinous (99)

    The star of the show, the 2004 L’Apparita is simply phenomenal. It is also the only wine in this vertical served from magnum, which almost certainly makes a big difference in how the wine shows. Fresh, nuanced and polished, the 2004 brings together power and finesse in a way that is thrilling. I went back to 2004 at the end of the tasting and it was even better. What a wine!
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    3-4 months

    Tuscany 1x300cl 2 99 (VN) Read Review/Description HK$6,705.00
    Castello di Ama l'Apparita 2006 (1x300cl)
    HK$6,705.00
    2006

    Castello di Ama l'Apparita 2006 (1x300cl)

    Vinous (98)

    The 2006 L’Apparita is one of the most reticent wines in this tasting. Vibrant and explosive in feel, the 2006 comes across as very tight today. Readers will have to be patient, but all the ingredients are present for the 2006 to develop into a more expressive and representative Apparita with further time in bottle.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    3-4 months

    Tuscany 1x300cl 2 98 (VN) Read Review/Description HK$6,705.00
    Castello di Ama l'Apparita 2006 (1x75cl)
    HK$2,280.00
    2006

    Castello di Ama l'Apparita 2006 (1x75cl)

    Vinous (98)

    The 2006 L’Apparita is one of the most reticent wines in this tasting. Vibrant and explosive in feel, the 2006 comes across as very tight today. Readers will have to be patient, but all the ingredients are present for the 2006 to develop into a more expressive and representative Apparita with further time in bottle.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    3-4 months

    Tuscany 1x75cl 6 98 (VN) Read Review/Description HK$2,280.00
    Castello di Ama l'Apparita 2007 (6x75cl)
    HK$6,410.00
    2007

    Castello di Ama l'Apparita 2007 (6x75cl)

    Vinous (96)

    The 2007 L'Apparita is a bit richer and deeper than the 2009, but it never loses its essential personality. Hints of tertiary complexity are just beginning to develop now that the 2007 has been in bottle for a few years, but the wine is in an in between stage where it is neither young nor mature. Tobacco, wild flowers and menthol are some of the many nuances that emerge over time, but today the 2007 isn't quite ready to show all of its cards. Personally, I would wait a few years more. This is a stunning Apparita from Castello di Ama. Even though 2007 is regarded as warm vintage, this fruit did not come in until September 17, slightly late by Ama's historical standards.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    3-4 months

    Tuscany 6x75cl 2 96 (VN) Read Review/Description HK$6,410.00
    Castello di Ama l'Apparita 2008 (6x75cl)
    HK$6,390.00
    2008

    Castello di Ama l'Apparita 2008 (6x75cl)

    Vinous (95)

    A more exotic side of this site emerges from the 2008 L’Apparita. According to Marco Pallanti, the weather was quite warm in 2008. Rain towards the end of the season was more problematic for the later-ripening varieties, but that was not an issue for the Merlot. Black cherry, plum, smoke and licorice overtones add to an impression of darkness. Silky, beautifully ripe tannins and unctuous fruit with the natural richness that is achieved in late harvests add to the wine’s considerable appeal. This is one of my favorite wines of the afternoon.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    3-4 months

    Tuscany 6x75cl 1 95 (VN) Read Review/Description HK$6,390.00
    Castello di Ama l'Apparita 2009 (6x75cl)
    HK$8,600.00
    2009

    Castello di Ama l'Apparita 2009 (6x75cl)

    Vinous (96)

    Powerful and dense in the glass, the 2009 L’Apparita packs a serious punch. There is an explosive energy to the 2009 that is impossible to miss. At the same time, the wine exudes freshness, especially within the context of the warm year. Expressive notes add lift to the radiant fruit in this super-expressive Apparita.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    3-4 months

    Tuscany 6x75cl 1 96 (VN) Read Review/Description HK$8,600.00
    Castello di Ama l'Apparita 2011 (6x75cl)
    HK$7,695.00
    2011

    Castello di Ama l'Apparita 2011 (6x75cl)

    James Suckling (98)

    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?
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    3-4 months

    Tuscany 6x75cl 2 98 (JS) Read Review/Description HK$7,695.00
    Castello di Ama l'Apparita 2013 (6x75cl)
    HK$7,455.00
    2013

    Castello di Ama l'Apparita 2013 (6x75cl)

    Vinous (98)

    The 2013 L’Apparita gets this tasting off to a very strong start. Fresh, perfumed and totally sensual, the 2013 speaks to finesse above all else. In 2013, L’Apparita is feminine, medium in body and remarkably nuanced. It’s almost a shame to start the tasting with a wine of this caliber, but even after several hours pass, the 2013 retains its status as one of the most memorable wines of the afternoon. In a word: sublime.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    3-4 months

    Tuscany 6x75cl 1 98 (VN) Read Review/Description HK$7,455.00
    Castello di Ama l'Apparita 2015 (6x75cl)
    HK$10,520.00
    2015

    Castello di Ama l'Apparita 2015 (6x75cl)

    Vinous (98)

    Ama's 2015 L'Apparita is shaping up to be phenomenal. That is the good news. But readers are going to have to give the 2015 at least another 8-10 years before the wine starts to drink well, as today, the flavors are remarkably primary. That is hardly a surprise given how this Tuscan thoroughbred ages. A rush of blackberry jam, spice, menthol, and graphite build into a crescendo of aromas, flavors and textures. Over the years, I have had the chance to take virtually every vintage of L'Apparita. There is little doubt the 2015 will soon take its place as one of the epic editions.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    3-4 months

    Tuscany 6x75cl 1 98 (VN) Read Review/Description HK$10,520.00
    Castello di Ama l'Apparita 2016 (6x75cl)
    HK$10,320.00
    2016

    Castello di Ama l'Apparita 2016 (6x75cl)

    Vinous (100)

    The 2016 L'Apparita, 100% Merlot, is a breathtaking, riveting wine that captures all the potential of the vintage. In this vintage, L'Apparita is especially silky and refined. Layered, perfumed and wonderfully nuanced, L'Apparita is simply epic. Lavender, mint, sage, spice, new leather and cloves develop with time, but more than anything else, L'Apparita is wonderfully complete and magnificently beautiful.
    In Stock in United Kingdom

    Tuscany 6x75cl 2 100 (VN) Read Review/Description HK$10,320.00
    Castello di Ama l'Apparita 2017 (6x75cl)
    HK$7,685.00
    2017

    Castello di Ama l'Apparita 2017 (6x75cl)

    James Suckling (97)

    Intense and exotic on the nose with blackberry, blueberry, violet and walnut aromas that follow through to a full body with layers of ripe tannins and a beautiful finish of polished and well poised fruit. It goes on and on. I am impressed by the freshness here, as well as the intensity for the vintage. Drink in 2023 and onwards, but a joy to taste now.
    In Stock in United Kingdom

    Tuscany 6x75cl 3 97 (JS) Read Review/Description HK$7,685.00

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