Valpolicella, Verona

Zenato

Classico Superiore Valpolicella Corvina Blend 2017

Complex, long and surprisingly elegant. I’m thinking Zenato gets a bad rap in Italy because it’s a big operation. (And they seem make a lot of mediocre Lugana and Pinot Grigio. Although the PG is not terrible as far as PG from Veneto goes.) — 6 days ago

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Cesari

Bosan Ripasso Valpolicella Superiore Corvina Blend 2010

Very good with my meal and even the day after as an “after work” glass. Hearty with great flavor, just the way I like my wine! — a day ago

Tommaso Bussola

Ca' del Laito Valpolicella Ripasso Superiore Corvina Blend 2016

Silly texture and rich taste with a spicy/alcohol kick. Not the most powerful or complex, but good deal for the price. — 7 days ago

Zenato

Ripassa Valpolicella Ripasso Superiore Corvina Blend 2015

Opened for a fancy celebratory dinner to accompany filet mignon & risotto. Held up to the robust food. Quite complex, lots of raisin and dark fruit. Worth the money if you’re looking to treat yo self. — 12 days ago

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Stefano Accordini

Acinatico Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Corvina Blend 2015

Opening sweet, but finishing rather dry. Lots of cherries and plum, leather, chocolate and mokka. Still tanine drying off — 13 days ago

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Martijn

Martijn

Amarone week WJ?
Willem Jan Withagen

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Wanted to compare this wine versus the Speri of last week. And this is even thicker than the Speri, extreem packed with flavour, but still lots of tanine to make me put it away for a few more years. ATM I like the Speri just a bit more. Perhaps also try one of the Zenatos??
That is twice the price, but also twice the quality?

Cantine Buglioni

I'Imperfetto Valpolicella Classico Superiore Corvina Blend 2016

Juicy. Smoky. Meaty. Bitter. Dried red fruits. Licorice. So much going on for the price. Could use a year in bottle to settle a bit. — 4 days ago

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Lorenzo Begali

Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Corvina Blend 2009

Dark cherry jam, black plum, touch of pepper. Lots of fruit balanced with acidity. Big wine as it’s an Amarone but enjoying it more after it’s been open a few days — 9 days ago

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Cantine Buglioni

il Lussurioso Classico Amarone della Valpolicella Corvina Blend 2015

Dark and heavy wine. Great for a cold rainy day. Never had one before and really enjoyed it. Not for everyday but has a good time and place. Kind of like an old world jammy Zinfandel. No real tannins to speak of. — 11 days ago

Cesari

Il Bosco Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Corvina Blend 2010

Very pleasant wine. Was a gift from my neighbor- what a great surprise! Enjoyed with chicken with goat cheese and carrot / sweet pepper agrodolce courtesy of Blue Apron. Valpocella has a smooth mouth feel with dark fruit, mineral and smoke. Delightful. — 4 days ago

Cantine Buglioni

Classico Il Lussurioso Riserva 2013

2013 vintage drank in 2020. Tannic, well structured, deep dark fruits, raisin, violets, and cocoa or dark chocolate depending on the sip. I didn't get any tertiary notes surprisingly. Hot on the first sips, opens up into a really nice wine after 1+ hours decant. I would drink this again. — 12 days ago