Dark ruby-red. Dark plum, blueberry jam, coffee and lavender on the slightly warm nose. Rich, dense and nicely focused, with peppery red and black fruit flavors complicated by coffee and cocoa nuances. Finishes with youthfully chewy but noble tannins, very good length and a lingering red berry perfume. Concentrated and high in alcohol, it's very well balanced too and remarkably easy to drink. Possibly the best-ever entry level Amarone from Tedeschi.
There's a sanguine edge to this firm red, with a streak of minerality underscoring flavors of sour and red cherry, cigar box and red currant, with just a touch of sun-dried tomato. There's a dense weave, yet this is still light-weight and silky on the palate. Best from 2013 through 2027. 725 cases imported. –AN
The 2007 Amarone della Valpolicella Classico is a big, big wine. Plums, mocha, chocolate, spices, new leather and flowers are some of the notes that emerge from this fleshy, large-scaled Amarone. This is a fairly obvious, fruit-driven Amarone, but it works. Firm yet well-balanced tannins frame the insistent finish. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2022.
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