Quite a complex nose after the initial (strong) reduction blows away - red berry compote, damson plum, some rose hip, a bit of nutmeg, some sweet incense, a bit of tar. But there’s also an incredibly uplifting fresh note - mint, Mandarine peel.
Richness, finesse, sappy freshness.
On the palate this is quite light with finely polished, dusty tannins, fresh red berry acidity and overall great purity. Plus a bit of rusty, bloody minerality in the background and a cranberry infused savoury finish.
Balanced and with good length and incredibly food friendly! A really nice one from Alto Piemonte. — 17 days ago
Amarone della Valpolicella Classico, 2018
Kryddig, nyanserad smak med inslag av fat, mörka körsbär, russin, nötter, kanel och kakao. Serveras vid cirka 18°C till rätter av mörkt kött eller till lagrade hårdostar. — 12 days ago
2016: Tons of sour cherry Sangiovese fruit but not much else showing. Very tart, missing complexity and balance. Still too young? Possibly, but other years have tasted similar. Tough to justify with so many great 2016 Brunellos and CCRs. $45? — 6 days ago
Incredible price to quality — 6 days ago
Tawny, ruby coloration. On the nose, cherry, plum, forest floor. On the palate, cherry, raisin, vanilla, tobacco, medium to full body, with decent tannins and a medium long finish. — a month ago
Dark ruby in color with a wide reddish/ brick rim.
Beautiful nose of blueberries, black plums, cooked cherries, oak, light licorice, earth, chocolates, tobacco leaf, light must, peppercorn, raisins, herbs, dried figs and light alcohol.
Full bodied, smooth and elegant, with medium acidity and long legs.
Dry and very fruity on the palate with black currants, sweet plums, cooked cherries, oak, light vanilla, spices, tobacco, peppercorn, espresso, chocolates, earth, herbs and licorice.
Spicy long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cherries.
This 14 year old Amarone is still delicious, with a beautiful color and a great nose. Tangy and very spicy.
Elegant and fruit forward. Easy drinking and good right out of the bottle.
Will not last much longer, so drink up if you have one.
Robert Parker 90 points.
Thank you Elvira for sharing this with me.
Paired nicely with Pizza.
A blend of 70% Corvina and Corvinone, and 30% of indigenous grapes. Aged in French oak barrels for 18 months.
15.5% alcohol by volume.
$50(current vintage). — 18 days ago