Tag: Amarone

Tommasi Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico 2013, Italy

Dark ruby in color with a short purple rim.

Light nose of blueberries, dried figs, raisins, vanilla, sweet raspberries, tobacco, herbs, wood, earth, chocolates, coffee, vegetables, leather and black pepper.

Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with plums, dark cherries, blueberries, wood, cloves, vanilla, spices, espresso, vegetables, earth, wet leaves, tobacco leaf and peppercorn.

Medium plus on the finish with grippy tannins and tangy pomegranates.

This is a young Amarone. Still not fully balanced, but already enjoyable by itself or with food. Showing nice complexity and a great mouthfeel.

I would recommend to let it open for a couple of hours to show the complexity and the big tannins.

Needs 5 to 10 years of additional bottle time, to properly mature and tone down on the tannins.

A Blend of 50% Corvina Veronese, 30% Rondinella, 15% Corvinone and 5% Oseleta. Aged for 3 years in Slovenian oak barrels.

15% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$68.

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Cantina Delibori Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico 2010 DOCG, Verona, Italy

A beautiful color of ruby with a wide brick/orange rim.

Wonderful nose of baked black cherries, oak, vanilla, licorice, earth, eucalyptus, prunes, raisins, leather, light alcohol, spices, light vegetables, vinaigrette, beef jerky and peppercorn.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity and long legs, smooth and elegant.

Dry and fruity on the palate with raisins, cherry syrup, prunes, dried figs, oak, spices, chocolates, earth, tobacco, leather, alcohol, vinaigrette, graphite and peppercorn.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a great Amarone. Well balanced with great complexity and a smooth and elegant mouthfeel.

This Amarone is still young, and still showing some alcohol notes, both on the palate and nose, which will go away in years to come.

Needs a couple of hours to open up properly. Drinking very nicely now, and will be better in the next 5 to 10 years.

Yummy and Delicious 😋

15% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$60.

Igino Accordini Le Bessole Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico 2007, Italy

Dark ruby in color with a purplish rim.

Fruity nose with black cherries, oak, earth, raisins, dried figs, vanilla, licorice, cloves, cedar, light vegetables, mint, graphite, tobacco, chocolates, coffee and peppercorn.

Full bodied, smooth and bold, with medium plus acidity and long long legs.

Dry and extremely fruity on the palate with blackberries, sweet cherries, oak, strawberry pie, coffee, vanilla, licorice, cloves, cinnamon, tobacco, leather, earth, light vegetables, herbs and peppercorn.

Medium plus on the finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cranberries.

This is a very tasty Red from Italy. Not fully balanced yet, but already very enjoyable by itself or with food. Showing nice complexity and a great mouthfeel.

This 11 year old Amarone, needs a few more years in the bottle to mature and balance itself out.

Good right out of the bottle and better and better with time as it needs 3 hours to open up properly and show some tannins.

15% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$55.

Rengo Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico 2014, Italy

Dark ruby in color with a wide reddish rim.

Fruity nose of dried figs, raisins, blackberries, vanilla, cedar, leather, chocolates, tobacco, licorice, peppercorn, spices, cloves, mocha, pencil lead, spices, light vegetables and coke.

Full bodied, bold and smooth, with medium plus acidity and long legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, plums, cooked cherries, oak, vanilla, licorice, cloves, herbs, spices, dark chocolates, coffee, mocha, tobacco, earth and peppercorn.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a delicious Amarone. Still young, but already drinking very nicely. Very complex with a great mouthfeel. Powerful, spicy and fruity. Reminds me of a young Napa Cabernet but smoother.

Delicious and yummy by itself or with food. I paired it with cheeses and light appetizers.

A blend of 70% Corvina, 20% Rondinella and 10% Molinara. Aged in French Oak barrels for 3 years.

15% alcohol by volume.

93 points.

$30.

Cantina Delibori Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico 2010, Italy

Dark ruby in color with a brick rim.

Beautiful nose of cherries, blueberries, wood, cloves, vanilla, oak, licorice, spices, chocolates, wet leaves, smoke, tobacco leaf, black tea and black pepper.

Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity and long legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with cherries, dried blueberries, raisins, wood, light vanilla, spices, tobacco, spice box, earth, light vegetables, coffee, dark chocolates, black pepper and leather.

Nice finish with round tannins and tangy cherries.

This is a great Amarone Della Valpolicella. Well balanced with nice complexity and a great mouthfeel. Soft and smooth with nice elegance.

Could use a few more years in the bottle to mature, but it is drinking nicely now. Needs 4 hours to open up properly and show all that complexity.

Delicious and yummy.

Enjoyable by itself or with food. I paired it with cheeses and light appetizers.

15% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$60.

Nicolis Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico 2011, Italy

Dark ruby in color with a purplish rim.

Fruity nose of black cherries, plums, blueberries, oak, vanilla, licorice, cloves, herbs, spices, dark chocolates, coffee, peppercorn, earth, light vegetables, pencil lead and peppercorn.

Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with cherries, strawberries, red currants, licorice, tobacco, herbs, vegetables, spices, peppercorn, vinaigrette and spices.

Medium finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cranberries.

This is a great Amarone. Not fully balanced, yet enjoyable by itself or with food. Showing nice complexity and a great mouthfeel. Intense, smooth and rich

Needs a few years in the bottle to mature properly. Good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up (2 hours). Died after 4 hour in the decanter, and became too acidic (… but there was not much left anymore😉)

I paired it with light appetizers, cheeses and smoked Meats.

Grapes were dried for 3 months before pressing. Aged for 30 months in Slavonian oak barrels.

A blend of 65% Corvina, 20% Rondinella, 5% Molinara and 10% Croatina.

15% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$55.

Corte de’ Signori Amarone Della Valpolicella 2008, Italy

Dark ruby in color with a purplish rim. Not showing age at all.

Fruity nose of blackberries, blueberries, cherries, licorice, oak, earth, light vegetables, pencil lead, wet leaves, spices, coffee, chocolates, tobacco, beef jerky and peppercorn.

Full bodied and smooth with medium acidity and nice legs.

Dry on the palate and fruity with blueberries, cherries, black currants, oak, vanilla, licorice, cloves, herbs, spices, dark chocolates, coffee, peppercorn, vegetables, green herbs, mint and tobacco leaf.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a great wine. Well balanced and enjoyable by itself or with food. Showing great complexity and a great mouthfeel. This is a wine that you want to talk about while drinking.

Needs 2 hours to open up a properly. This 10 year old still has many years in it, and it is beginning to drink nicely now. Tasty and delicious.

A blend of 70% Corvina, 25% Rondinella and 5% Molinara. Aged for 30 months in large Slovenian oak barrels.

15% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$60.