Masi

Costasera Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Corvina Blend

9.1309 ratings
8.923 pro ratings
Veneto, Italy
Corvina Blend
Tomato-Based, Asian Cuisine, Mushrooms, Pork, Fish, Salads & Greens
Top Notes For
Christy Canterbury MW

Master of Wine

8.6

A fruit-driven and easy-going Amarone that is neither too dried grape in character nor overly dry.

A fruit-driven and easy-going Amarone that is neither too dried grape in character nor overly dry.

4 people found it helpfulOct 26th, 2014
Simon Harris

Delicious. Rich and well balanced. Soft on the tongue. Goes well with mild cheese.

Delicious. Rich and well balanced. Soft on the tongue. Goes well with mild cheese.

2 people found it helpfulMar 17th, 2015
Matt Sterr

Dark and dense and very dry and dusty.

Dark and dense and very dry and dusty.

1 person found it helpfulJan 19th, 2016
Michael Zaugg

Starting Christmas Holidays with takeout and a Masi. Dark fruit and leather in the nose!

Starting Christmas Holidays with takeout and a Masi. Dark fruit and leather in the nose!

1 person found it helpfulDec 21st, 2015
Ed Matthews

In my pantheon of Amarone, this doesn't rate too highly. Dark ruby to purple in color, smoky sulfur nose absent much fruit, sweet attack (15% as evidenced by ample sheeting down the glass), subdued fruit is at dark plum/dark berry, medium grip, medium+ acid, slightly chewy, persistent finish. I expect a lot more from Amarone. Not a lot of complexity, depth, or richness.

In my pantheon of Amarone, this doesn't rate too highly. Dark ruby to purple in color, smoky sulfur nose absent much fruit, sweet attack (15% as evidenced by ample sheeting down the glass), subdued fruit is at dark plum/dark berry, medium grip, medium+ acid, slightly chewy, persistent finish. I expect a lot more from Amarone. Not a lot of complexity, depth, or richness.

1 person found it helpfulJul 16th, 2015
Bob McDonald

Full bodied with cocoa notes. Lovely supple tannins even only for the 2010 vintage. Would like to try this in a few years time. Love the Amarone style.

Full bodied with cocoa notes. Lovely supple tannins even only for the 2010 vintage. Would like to try this in a few years time. Love the Amarone style.

Sep 18th, 2015
Paul Masson

Amarones with complexity, but more importantly, surprising freshness.

Amarones with complexity, but more importantly, surprising freshness.

Jul 9th, 2015
Anna Marie Dos Remedios

Licorice. Length. Blackberry. Beauty.

Licorice. Length. Blackberry. Beauty.

Jul 3rd, 2015
Kenny Baldridge

Dark chocolate. Cherry. Earth. Spice.

Dark chocolate. Cherry. Earth. Spice.

Jun 22nd, 2015
Martin Bergo

Sure its well made, but still too forward and high in alcohol for me.

Sure its well made, but still too forward and high in alcohol for me.

Mar 13th, 2015