Amarone Della Valpolicella

Bertani

Recioto della Valpolicella Amarone Classico Superiore Corvina Blend 1967

David T
9.6

This is extremely youthful as a 1967 gets. Yet, it shows its elegant bottle age.

The nose reveals classic Valpolicella. Sour dark cherries, blackberries, black raspberries, raisins, stew plums, raspberries, poached/baked strawberries, rhubarb, bright fruit liqueur, Kirsch cherries, licorice/cola notes, cognac/brandy hues, touch of V/A-bandaid, dark, rich earth sandstone, fresh tobacco leaf, tomatoes with leaf, hints of sage, eucalyptus/mint notes, dry top soils, crushed rock powder, with fresh & withering; red, dark, blue and purple florals.

The body is; lush, rich, round & juicy. Excellent viscosity. Sour dark cherries dry raisins, dates, blackberries, black raspberries, stew plums, raspberries, poached/baked strawberries, rhubarb, bright fruit liqueur, Kirsch cherries, licorice/cola notes, cognac/brandy hues, touch of V/A-bandaid, dark, rich earth sandstone, river stone, fresh tobacco leaf, tomatoes with leaf, hints of sage, eucalyptus/mint notes, dry top soils, crushed rock powder, with bright, fresh & withering; red, dark, blue and purple florals. The acidity is flat out sick. The tension, structure, balance & length are a stunning rare treat with a wine of this age. The long, beautiful finish is; well knitted, polished and extremely elegant. It is true wire to wire

For the most part, the older Valpolicella gets the better it is!

Photos of; their barrel room, hillside vineyard, library & aging cellar & our Allen Brother’s Ribcap with Christina’s Potato Wedges & cooked carrots.
— 20 days ago

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Severn Goodwin

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Nice, Amarone can really go the distance.

Acinum

Amarone della Valpolicella Corvina

#6 of Smithsonian Associates Wines of France and Italy tasting of Northern Italian wines. — 21 days ago

Debra Bass
with Debra

Tutela

Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Corvina Blend 2015

Enjoyable, balanced fruit, paired with Thai food — 21 days ago

Romano Dal Forno

Amarone della Valpolicella Corvina Blend 2004

The rock is primal. Earth elemental with fresh cut. Hint of pineapple and triumphant tannins coat your tongue with flavor. Minerals like a mine shaft. — 7 days ago

Michele Castellani

Cinque Stelle Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Corvina Blend

Grew in complexity and character over its 1.5 hour decant. Light compared to its peers, this was all dried raisins and apricots and a little bit of cedar. Cerebral sipper.
— 6 days ago

Biscardo

Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Corvina Blend

Excellent ... Woody with a slight hint of smoked fruit. It resembles a fry of red fruits and honey. Sumptuous and vibrant body. A guard wine in the memory cellar. You can't forget. Soft tannins that fill all the senses that adorn the palate. I recommend ... — 18 days ago

Sartori di Verona

Corte Brà Estate Collection Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Corvina Blend

Didn’t even need a decant, this babe was ready to go the second I popped the cork. This was all dried blackberries and dark plum with sturdy tannins begging for a rack of lamb. — 6 days ago

Cesari

Il Bosco Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Corvina Blend 2008

Classic amarone. Dark cherry. Tobacco and a hint of spice on the nose. It is well halved and drinking well an hour after opening. Thanks effect wine for the fall season - to keep my warm whilst grilling! — 13 days ago

David Stein
with David

Zenato

Riserva Sergio Zenato Amarone Classico Della Valpolicella Corvina Blend 2013

Never had the riserva before but loving the normal amarones from Zenato. They age always very well.
This however is clearly in another league. Very extracted! Tanins very present. Though it is drinking nicely I will keep my other bottles and revisit in another 5 years. Good future I think and hope 😉.
— a month ago

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