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Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Corvina Blend

9.1111 ratings
9.29 pro ratings
Valpolicella, Verona, Veneto, Italy
Corvina Blend
Top Notes For
MaJ CappS

Always treat yourself to a good birthday wine from your rack!

A huge nose of raisin and prune, as to be expected with both an aged wine, and one of this method.
Huge body, with hints of mint, touches of older, dried herbs. The fruit in this is dark cherry, roast peach, olive oil.
Totally worth aging these. Yum!
Light, gritty tannin all the way through, with the perfect pitch of acidity to counteract the fruit.

Always treat yourself to a good birthday wine from your rack!

A huge nose of raisin and prune, as to be expected with both an aged wine, and one of this method.
Huge body, with hints of mint, touches of older, dried herbs. The fruit in this is dark cherry, roast peach, olive oil.
Totally worth aging these. Yum!
Light, gritty tannin all the way through, with the perfect pitch of acidity to counteract the fruit.

Aug 12th, 2019
Lundmark Kvarnstrom

We are not usually big fans of these raisin wines, but this one was actually pretty nice. Punching like a heavyweighter, but still moving around in the ring with the elegance of a ballet dancer.

We are not usually big fans of these raisin wines, but this one was actually pretty nice. Punching like a heavyweighter, but still moving around in the ring with the elegance of a ballet dancer.

2 people found it helpfulDec 27th, 2014
MaJ CappS

Decomposing hazelnuts on this very big, expressive nose.

Heavy handed, anise, clove, cinnamon bark, prune, waves of powdered Peruvian chocolate, Hazelnuts again, as a wrap up flavor, then, the addition of a lingering tangelo acid, now mingled with the hazelnut tannins.
An excellent choice for a birthday wine.
Decanted for 8 hours, as I have found Amarone demands.

Decomposing hazelnuts on this very big, expressive nose.

Heavy handed, anise, clove, cinnamon bark, prune, waves of powdered Peruvian chocolate, Hazelnuts again, as a wrap up flavor, then, the addition of a lingering tangelo acid, now mingled with the hazelnut tannins.
An excellent choice for a birthday wine.
Decanted for 8 hours, as I have found Amarone demands.

1 person found it helpfulAug 12th, 2018
Peter van den Besselaar

Earthy, minerals, chocolate, great balance

Earthy, minerals, chocolate, great balance

May 19th, 2015
Julia Eklund

Wow. What a yummy amarone. But it will turn your teeth purple

Wow. What a yummy amarone. But it will turn your teeth purple

Mar 26th, 2015
Ed Matthews

Amarone sure has changed in the last decade or so. Nose of high-toned VA (slightly off-putting to me) riding over prune and fig notes. Slight chocolate notes along with prune and raisin on the palate. What has changed is that the acid is very good, the fruit is not so cooked as is traditional, and hence the weight comes off less heavy. This wine can actually pair with food. Big tannins.

Amarone sure has changed in the last decade or so. Nose of high-toned VA (slightly off-putting to me) riding over prune and fig notes. Slight chocolate notes along with prune and raisin on the palate. What has changed is that the acid is very good, the fruit is not so cooked as is traditional, and hence the weight comes off less heavy. This wine can actually pair with food. Big tannins.

Feb 12th, 2015
Neal Ferry

Past but drinkable

Past but drinkable

Sep 7th, 2018
Juan Pablo Perez

Nariz: cereza, ciruela, mora, arandano, regaliz y chocolate.

Boca: seco, Taninos M/M+ pero extremadamente sedosos, Acidez M, Alcohol alto. Vino redondo y de buen balance a pesar del alto contenido de alcohol. Complejo y bastante largo en boca.

(B Fernandez)

Nariz: cereza, ciruela, mora, arandano, regaliz y chocolate.

Boca: seco, Taninos M/M+ pero extremadamente sedosos, Acidez M, Alcohol alto. Vino redondo y de buen balance a pesar del alto contenido de alcohol. Complejo y bastante largo en boca.

(B Fernandez)

Aug 4th, 2017
Ramona Austen

2010 Vintage on point with ratings. Best Chianti so far on this Italy trip. Rich flavored and dark and dry. Smooth finish.

2010 Vintage on point with ratings. Best Chianti so far on this Italy trip. Rich flavored and dark and dry. Smooth finish.

Sep 18th, 2016