On the nose, the typical notes of raisined fruit and cherry flavors are dominant. Mild hints of vanilla and spice are present as well. Elegant and warm with a velvety mouthfeel. Incredibly long, persistent finish that lingers on the palate. Amarone ages gracefully for upwards of 10 years if stored properly.
Wine Spectator 91 points - Packaged in an elegantly frosted bottle, this brawny wine deliver the goods. It shows intensity, persistency and is tightly packed with luscious aromas of black cherry, leather, tobacco and black olive. The tannins are velvety and rich without being overdone.
The taut tannins provide the muscle, backing flavors of juicy, sundried cherry, grilled herb and smoke, with hints of date and licorice. Features a lightly dusty finish. Drink now through 2023.—A.N.