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Amarone della Valpolicella Classico DOCG

Amarone della Valpolicella Classico DOCG
Italy

Red WineCorvina, Rondinella, Croatina, Corvinone, Oseleta, Dindarella
  • Tasting Notes
  • ColorRuby red
  • NoseIntense and highly developed with notes of dry herbs, prunes and cherries 
  • FlavorFull-bodied with a velvety, warm mouthfeel; long finish

Veneto At a Glance

Region Name Veneto

Veneto is an important wine region in the northeastern corner of Italy. In terms of geography, culture, and wine styles, it represents a transition between the alpine, Germano-Slavic end of Italy and the warmer, drier, more Roman lands to the south.

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Vintage Publication Score Review Date POS Generator
2016 Vinous Media 89 Feb 2021 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2015 Wine Advocate 93 Aug 2019 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2015 Wine and Spirits 92 Feb 2021 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2015 Vinous Media 90 Feb 2021 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2014 Wine Enthusiast 91 Mar 2019 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 89 Vintage 2016 Vinous Media The 2016 Amarone della Valpolicella Classico shows herbal-tinged black cherries, cloves, crushed stone and hints of flowery undergrowth. It’s lifted and feminine in feel, with pure red berry fruits further energized by bright acidity. Violet florals and hints of spice linger through the long yet understated finale. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 93 Vintage 2015 Wine Advocate The 2015 Amarone della Valpolicella Classico sees four months of appassimento, and the blend is 70% Corvina and Corvinone, followed by 30% Croatina, Rondinella and Oseleta. Add in the 30 months of aging between barrique and botte grande and you get so much plush and ripe black fruit here, with spice, tar, cured tobacco and new leather. The moderate residual sugar adds to the wine's thick volume and softness, making it a nice pairing with a rich liver dish such as the local fegato alla Veneziana. Some 25,000 bottles were made. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 92 Vintage 2015 Wine and Spirits Franco Scamperle’s Amarone Classico combines flavors of fresh and dried cherry in a rich and balanced wine, those fruit tones woven with subtle spice and notes of toasted almond. A cool, slatey undertone lifts the bold flavors, carrying the wine to a fresh, dry finish that earns it a place at the dinner table. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 90 Vintage 2015 Vinous Media The 2015 Amarone della Valpolicella Classico lifts up with a dusty display of black cherries, cinnamon and clove, complicated by hints of mentholated herbs. The textures are silky, giving way to a more savory expression of Amarone with tart wild berries and exotic spice. This tapers off perfumed, precise and fresh, making the 2015 a perfect candidate both at and away from the dinner table. This is very nicely balanced, but it never fully comes together. A year or two of cellaring may bring forward more depth. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 91 Vintage 2014 Wine Enthusiast Violet, black-plum, underbrush and leather aromas lead the nose. The structured palate delivers blackberry jam, pipe tobacco and licorice alongside polished tannins. KERIN O’KEEFE Shelf Talker Full Page Review