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 - 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. (Apr 17 2013)