Masi

Costasera Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Corvina Blend

9.21364 ratings
9.0103 pro ratings
Veneto, Italy
Corvina Blend
Tomato-Based, Asian Cuisine, Mushrooms, Pork, Fish, Salads & Greens
Top Notes For
MaJ CappS

A winner for aging as usual

Still took a couple of Hours to open up, like a good Amarone should.

Nose of blackberry licorice
Deep black fruits playing with bright red ones, subtle licorice, still very heavy in body, with the perfect tannin to acidity Ratio.
Last one in the cellar me thinks.

A winner for aging as usual

Still took a couple of Hours to open up, like a good Amarone should.

Nose of blackberry licorice
Deep black fruits playing with bright red ones, subtle licorice, still very heavy in body, with the perfect tannin to acidity Ratio.
Last one in the cellar me thinks.

Jul 15th, 2023
Adam Kincaid

What a classic(o). Masi calls this their gentle giant and that’s pretty accurate. Pale in complexion and and soft to drink, but still powerful and sophisticated.

Gentle light orange and brick hues. Leather and earth, dried fruits, some tobacco and smoky notes. Really soft and round acidity, but still medium bodied and great tannic qualities that play nicely with the cherries and tomato vine flavors that stand out. Good long finish. Worth the hype.

What a classic(o). Masi calls this their gentle giant and that’s pretty accurate. Pale in complexion and and soft to drink, but still powerful and sophisticated.

Gentle light orange and brick hues. Leather and earth, dried fruits, some tobacco and smoky notes. Really soft and round acidity, but still medium bodied and great tannic qualities that play nicely with the cherries and tomato vine flavors that stand out. Good long finish. Worth the hype.

Jun 18th, 2023
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The 2017 Amarone Classico Costasera is intense, with masses of dried black cherries and mocha complicated by spiced citrus rinds and a dusting of cocoa. This is a total pleasure on the palate, seamlessly silky and elegant with a spicy core of red fruits. The 2017 tapers off with tremendous length, staining the palate in youthful concentration yet remaining completely fresh. (Eric Guido, Vinous, March 2023)

The 2017 Amarone Classico Costasera is intense, with masses of dried black cherries and mocha complicated by spiced citrus rinds and a dusting of cocoa. This is a total pleasure on the palate, seamlessly silky and elegant with a spicy core of red fruits. The 2017 tapers off with tremendous length, staining the palate in youthful concentration yet remaining completely fresh. (Eric Guido, Vinous, March 2023)

Mar 23rd, 2023
Ainsley

Deep ruby red wine; powerful and bold with sound structural tannins. Full-bodied, juicy, and complex; not for the faint of heart! Violets, dark fruit, and licorice with subtle earthy notes highlight this wine’s complexity.

Deep ruby red wine; powerful and bold with sound structural tannins. Full-bodied, juicy, and complex; not for the faint of heart! Violets, dark fruit, and licorice with subtle earthy notes highlight this wine’s complexity.

Apr 7th, 2022
Ainsley

Raisin, fig, prune, wet hay and warm baked fruit including black cherries on the palette. Paired well with sea salt dark chocolate.

Raisin, fig, prune, wet hay and warm baked fruit including black cherries on the palette. Paired well with sea salt dark chocolate.

Sep 14th, 2020
Riccardo L.

I. Did not. Enjoy this. But why? It shouldn’t be spoiled yet, should it? So bitter.

I. Did not. Enjoy this. But why? It shouldn’t be spoiled yet, should it? So bitter.

May 23rd, 2020
Joakim Andersson

Rich and fruity right off the bat but dry herbs and flowers appear after giving it a few whirls. There is a clear sweetness to the wine and some alcohol heat. The fruit is dark and warm.

Rich and fruity right off the bat but dry herbs and flowers appear after giving it a few whirls. There is a clear sweetness to the wine and some alcohol heat. The fruit is dark and warm.

Sep 8th, 2018
Lyn Farmer

Classic straightforward amarone. I find it a bit lacking in complexity but the flavors are pure : plum, cherry, a bit of anise and leather and something herbal reminiscent of Rhône garrigue. Good length. Full bodied (over 15% abv)

Classic straightforward amarone. I find it a bit lacking in complexity but the flavors are pure : plum, cherry, a bit of anise and leather and something herbal reminiscent of Rhône garrigue. Good length. Full bodied (over 15% abv)

Aug 5th, 2018
Andrew Lampasone

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70 corvina 20 rondinella and 5 molinara they get a litter botrytis in the corvina and they like just a touch to add richness

70 corvina 20 rondinella and 5 molinara they get a litter botrytis in the corvina and they like just a touch to add richness

7 people found it helpfulJan 15th, 2014
Pak Law

Well blended, smell complex, start with plums and end with cherries

Well blended, smell complex, start with plums and end with cherries

6 people found it helpfulJun 21st, 2014