1997 Castello del Terriccio Lupicaia

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • Italy
  • Tuscany
  • Toscana IGT
Drink between 2007 - 2016 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 25

  • JonnyG Likes this wine: 96 points

    August 26, 2018 - One Fun-Filled Afternoon Spent Poolside with Friends (Los Olivos, CA): Just a stellar wine. Possibly the best QPR red of my life, with each bottle topping the last. This has no right to be such a profound and complex bottle. Cassis, blackberry, some cherry, beautifully balanced. Sweet tannins emerge on the mid-palate and carry into the lengthy finish.

  • Yagil wrote: 93 points

    May 8, 2018 - High-quality Italian wines tasting (Yagil's home): P&P
    clear, deep purple
    clean, profound tertiary dark fruits (sweet) aromas, leather, oak-vanilla, coffee, tobacco
    dry, high tannins, high acidity, full body, rich dark fruits flavours, excellent structure & complexity, wonderful 'Bordeaux' style wine,
    long quality finish

  • jkoenen wrote: 94 points

    February 10, 2018 - Rich and dense but beautifully balanced. Soft and powdery notes of luxurious wood, dark fruit, balsamic nuances, creamy chocolate and caramel. Sweet tobacco, too.
    Such a wonderful wine, and showing how good the 97-vintage and the winemaking team (maiden vintage!) was.

  • TannicBeast Likes this wine: 93 points

    November 14, 2017 - Texas Wine School Kings of Italy Class. This is a remarkably age-worthy Cabernet Sauvignon, Merot and Petit Verdot blend. It was decanted for an hour and a half and actually was better after 4.5 hours. Medium (+) ruby with a hint of garnet on the rim. Ripe black fruit, dark chocolate, forest floor and well balanced, with medium (+) acidity, tannins and alcohol. It is still drinking beautifully and will continue to do so through 2022. This was one of the top 3 favorite wines of the class. WS 93 upon release.

  • JuliannaDHS Likes this wine: 92 points

    November 8, 2017 - An exquisite Bordeaux blend, we were very impressed with this. Lots of fruit still present and plenty of tannins and acidity as well. Oak is also very prominent.

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  • By Julia Harding, MW
    9/13/2012 (link)

    (Castello del Terriccio, Lupicaia IGT Toscana Red) Subscribe to see review text.


  • By Antonio Galloni
    Lupicaia: An Emerging Tuscan Thoroughbred (Dec 2009) (link)

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  • By Daniel Thomases
    July/August 2000, IWC Issue #91 (link)

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  • By Richard Jennings
    11/9/2012 (link) 90 points

    (Castello del Terriccio Lupicaia) Bricked medium dark red violet color; morel mushroom, shitake mushroom nose; advanced, tart currant, morel mushroom, shitake mushroom palate with medium acidity; medium-plus finish

  • By Richard Jennings
    3/15/2009 (link)

    (Castello del Terriccio Lupicaia) Opaque, cloudy dark red violet with pale meniscus; maderized, dried mushroom and beef bouillon nose; maderized, beef bouillon, heat damage; short finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1997
  • Type Red
  • Producer Castello del Terriccio
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation Lupicaia
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Italy
  • Region Tuscany
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Toscana IGT

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 173 (61%)
  • Consumed 112 (39%)

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