TN: 1997 Lamborghini (La Fiorita) Campoleone Umbria IGT (Ita

  • 1997 Lamborghini (La Fiorita) Campoleone Umbria IGT - Italy, Umbria, Umbria IGT (3/1/2011)
    Ruby and medium-bodied. Powerful nose, terrific velvety mouthfeel, strong finish. Quite primary, a mix of red and plummy dark fruit. A little spice. Just 13% alcohol and you can tell–it’s extremely delicate for a wine with this much fruit. With air the tannin became more prominent, but that just shows it was drunk too young. I didn’t enjoy this as much as I have other wines I’ve given 92 points to, but my score reflects my belief that other tasters will appreciate this wine’s finesse more than I did. Poor QPR–you can get wine this good for half the price. I suppose that’s no different for Lamborghini’s other, better-known product. (92 pts.)

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Has anyone else had this? There were only two other notes on CT. My understanding is that this was a pretty hyped wine when it came out. And am I right that subsequent vintages were not as good because the Lamborghinis sharply increased their yields in response to demand for the wine following the Parker score?

I had this in May 2000, and it was a monster. Sounds like it’s integrated and mature at this point. At the time, Winex didn’t have enough to sell, so they just put it in a tasting of big pointers.

1997 Lamborghini Campoleone - Umbria. $n/a. Very, very dark purple ruby color. Dense sweet nose of smoky anise, black cherry, and assorted cheeses. Big and slightly chalky mouthfeel, smoky cherry and black cherry fruit, and slightly grainy tannins. Amazingly long, slightly chalky and softly tannic finish. What a mouth coater! 1/3 each Sangiovese, Cab, and Merlot. Given the texture and consistency of this wine, it was difficult to believe this wasn’t predominately Cab. (a Wine Advocate 97 – about 96-97 in my book.)
Aroma score: A+ Taste score: A Overall score: A