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Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Corvina Blend

9.2800 ratings
9.176 pro ratings
Valpolicella, Verona, Veneto, Italy
Corvina Blend
Tomato-Based, Asian Cuisine, Mushrooms, Pork, Fish, Salads & Greens
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Dark, floral, elegant and surprisingly savory, the 2015 Amarone della Valpolicella Classico makes itself known as crushed stone gives way to a dusting of confectioner’s sugar, dried flowers, black cherries, plums and hints of licorice. This is velvety yet cool-toned and spry, with a staining mix of red and black fruits contrasted by sweet spices, as bitter hints of espresso bean and round tannins collect toward the close. A twang of balsamic-tinged blackberry and violets echoes through the long-drawn-out finale. Youthfully structured and still a bit reserved, but there are layers of primary complexities to keep the experience highly enjoyable today. That said, the best is yet to come. (Eric Guido, Vinous, February 2021)

Dark, floral, elegant and surprisingly savory, the 2015 Amarone della Valpolicella Classico makes itself known as crushed stone gives way to a dusting of confectioner’s sugar, dried flowers, black cherries, plums and hints of licorice. This is velvety yet cool-toned and spry, with a staining mix of red and black fruits contrasted by sweet spices, as bitter hints of espresso bean and round tannins collect toward the close. A twang of balsamic-tinged blackberry and violets echoes through the long-drawn-out finale. Youthfully structured and still a bit reserved, but there are layers of primary complexities to keep the experience highly enjoyable today. That said, the best is yet to come. (Eric Guido, Vinous, February 2021)

Feb 25th, 2021
Severn Goodwin

Dinner with friends, yummy dark chocolate and cherries, many years to go on this one!

Dinner with friends, yummy dark chocolate and cherries, many years to go on this one!

Dec 28th, 2019
Willem Jan Withagen

Cherry powerhouse. Impresive full nose. Milk chocolate, raisins, plum. Still some dry tanine. Sweet fruity with italian tang.

Cherry powerhouse. Impresive full nose. Milk chocolate, raisins, plum. Still some dry tanine. Sweet fruity with italian tang.

Nov 15th, 2019
Severn Goodwin

Nose has blackberry, burnt toast, blueberry jam, milk chocolate, warm dark chocolate cake, voilets, ripe plum and wet leather.

Palate has blueberry/blackberry jam, toasty oak, dark chocolate, rehydrated raisin, ripe blueberry and ripe plum. Tannins are mild, but resilient.

This bottle will drink easily past its 10th birthday without concern, and then some. I really love this style of wine, the concentration of flavors is second to none.

Nose has blackberry, burnt toast, blueberry jam, milk chocolate, warm dark chocolate cake, voilets, ripe plum and wet leather.

Palate has blueberry/blackberry jam, toasty oak, dark chocolate, rehydrated raisin, ripe blueberry and ripe plum. Tannins are mild, but resilient.

This bottle will drink easily past its 10th birthday without concern, and then some. I really love this style of wine, the concentration of flavors is second to none.

Aug 11th, 2019
Gregory Fulchiero

Jammy ripe prune and booze

Jammy ripe prune and booze

Apr 16th, 2019
Riccardo L.

When a well-made amarone is at its prime, there is little else that rivals it. Such a good wine.

When a well-made amarone is at its prime, there is little else that rivals it. Such a good wine.

Dec 29th, 2018
Patrick Derdeyn

These are monster wines that demand food. Everything here is turned up to 11 (except the alcohol which is turned up to 16.5!!!) from the viscous texture to the rich pruney fruit. These are beastly wines built to go the distance. Approaching a drinking window on this 2007 but I’ll hold my other one for 5 more years.

These are monster wines that demand food. Everything here is turned up to 11 (except the alcohol which is turned up to 16.5!!!) from the viscous texture to the rich pruney fruit. These are beastly wines built to go the distance. Approaching a drinking window on this 2007 but I’ll hold my other one for 5 more years.

Sep 16th, 2018
Meg Herring

Could have used more time in the bottle but had good potential

Could have used more time in the bottle but had good potential

Jun 3rd, 2018
Peter van den Besselaar

Vintage 2005 - Almost black colour, austere smell, sweetness in taste. #amarone #amaronedivalpolicella

Vintage 2005 - Almost black colour, austere smell, sweetness in taste. #amarone #amaronedivalpolicella

Apr 10th, 2018
WineMascot

Drank it young, so I'm going to hold onto the others for a few more years

Drank it young, so I'm going to hold onto the others for a few more years

Mar 21st, 2018