Masi

Costasera Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Corvina Blend

9.21286 ratings
9.093 pro ratings
Veneto, Italy
Corvina Blend
Tomato-Based, Asian Cuisine, Mushrooms, Pork, Fish, Salads & Greens
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The 2016 Amarone Classico Costasera wafts up with rich notes of custard, cinnamon and dark chocolate before revealing its black cherry fruit. This is silky-smooth yet deep with herbal-tinged red and blue berries along with exotic inner florals. There’s a beautiful harmony here, as purple-tinged florals and autumnal spices linger incredibly long. The 2016 is only lightly structured, full of character and incredibly elegant. It’s a balanced pleasure bomb of an Amarone. (Eric Guido, Vinous, April 2022)

The 2016 Amarone Classico Costasera wafts up with rich notes of custard, cinnamon and dark chocolate before revealing its black cherry fruit. This is silky-smooth yet deep with herbal-tinged red and blue berries along with exotic inner florals. There’s a beautiful harmony here, as purple-tinged florals and autumnal spices linger incredibly long. The 2016 is only lightly structured, full of character and incredibly elegant. It’s a balanced pleasure bomb of an Amarone. (Eric Guido, Vinous, April 2022)

Apr 29th, 2022
Ainsley Clement

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
Sipping Fine Wine

Masi was in the forefront of the work to identify the historic "cru" vineyard sites for Amarone. The ‘15 is a big rich powerful wine. Deep Ruby, aromas of ripe dark fruits, floral and tobacco spice notes. On the palate ripe blackberry flavors, dried plum and licorice with cacao and espresso spice. Rich soft tannins, long finish, well balanced ending with nutty toasty spice. Very Nice. Good now but has plenty of aging room! A joy!

Masi was in the forefront of the work to identify the historic "cru" vineyard sites for Amarone. The ‘15 is a big rich powerful wine. Deep Ruby, aromas of ripe dark fruits, floral and tobacco spice notes. On the palate ripe blackberry flavors, dried plum and licorice with cacao and espresso spice. Rich soft tannins, long finish, well balanced ending with nutty toasty spice. Very Nice. Good now but has plenty of aging room! A joy!

Apr 16th, 2021
Sipping Fine Wine

Had a ‘12 over 2 years ago, last bottle!! In 1958, Masi was in the forefront of the work to identify the historic "cru" vineyard sites for Amarone. This ‘12 is a big rich powerful wine from a hot vintage. Deep Ruby, purple tints, aromas of ripe dark fruits, cooking spice and smoky notes. On the palate blackberry flavors, raisin like plum tones with cacao and cinnamon spice. Rich soft tannins, ling finish, well balanced ending with smoky spice. Very Nice. Aging well, still has plenty or room left!! A joy!

Had a ‘12 over 2 years ago, last bottle!! In 1958, Masi was in the forefront of the work to identify the historic "cru" vineyard sites for Amarone. This ‘12 is a big rich powerful wine from a hot vintage. Deep Ruby, purple tints, aromas of ripe dark fruits, cooking spice and smoky notes. On the palate blackberry flavors, raisin like plum tones with cacao and cinnamon spice. Rich soft tannins, ling finish, well balanced ending with smoky spice. Very Nice. Aging well, still has plenty or room left!! A joy!

Dec 4th, 2020
Ainsley Clement

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