94 Points Robert Parker
The 2003 Cepparello is stunningly beautiful. Layers of dark red fruit, flowers, licorice and mint wrap around the palate in this dramatic, large-scaled Cepparello. The warmth of the vintage comes through just in the wine’s volume, otherwise this is a very classic Cepparello that never strays far from its roots. Impossibly fine, silky tannins wrap around the finish. There is a Pommard-like overtness that is quite attractive. Overall, though, this is a wine that handled the heat of the year with extraordinary grace. It remains one of the finest 2003s from Tuscany, as well as a poignant reminder that top growers often find a way to make wines that exceed expectations in smaller or more difficult years. The 2003 is one of the most pleasant surprises of this vertical. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2022.
Source: Robert Parker (Robert Parker Wine Advocate) by Antonio Galloni. June, 2012