At Maple & Ash in Chicago, a spot I was really impressed with. This was an elegant wow wine. Crushed rocks enveloped by sweet, dark red fruit. Ample tannic presence but no hard edges and absolutely no raisin-y qualities which can show with an over abundance with Amarone. — 6 days ago
Dark ruby in color with a purplish rim.
Fruity nose with black cherries, oak, earth, raisins, dried figs, vanilla, licorice, cloves, cedar, light vegetables, mint, graphite, tobacco, chocolates, coffee and peppercorn.
Full bodied, smooth and bold, with medium plus acidity and long long legs.
Dry and extremely fruity on the palate with blackberries, sweet cherries, oak, strawberry pie, coffee, vanilla, licorice, cloves, cinnamon, tobacco, leather, earth, light vegetables, herbs and peppercorn.
Medium plus on the finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cranberries.
This is a very tasty Red from Italy. Not fully balanced yet, but already very enjoyable by itself or with food. Showing nice complexity and a great mouthfeel.
This 11 year old Amarone, needs a few more years in the bottle to mature and balance itself out.
Good right out of the bottle and better and better with time as it needs 3 hours to open up properly and show some tannins.
15% alcohol by volume.
$55. — 15 days ago
2.5 years of aging. This is fantastic. Chewy plum and raisin with fresh cut herbs, pepper, and smoke. This is in a really good spot right now but I’m not convinced it can go the distance. — 9 days ago
Extremely generous early birthday gift. As with every Quintarelli experience, I emerge with just a little better outlook. This gem on the Che Fico wine menu is worthy of a special trip there. — 11 days ago