This Riserva Amarone proves to be an extremely elegant and sophisticated wine with enormously rich notes of black fruit supported by savory tones of exotic spice, leather, dried tobacco and beef jerky. The wine is beautifully polished and smooth, but it also delivers unforgettable power and depth.
The hot vintage and careful oak aging have helped shape this plump, ripe, jammy and sophisticated Amarone. The wine’s aromatic intensity is carried forth by bright aromas of blackberry, clove, leather, crushed peppercorn and crushed mineral.
The overall structure and density of this bold Amarone helps carry its hefty aromas of teriyaki, soy, mesquite, brown sugar, molasses and dried prune. It shows firmness with very polished, fine tannins.
Remo Farina makes a style of Amarone that will appeal to those who are true fans of this distinctive category of Italian reds. This is big, bold and not bashful by any stretch. It offers masculine tones of warm leather, cured meat, smoked bacon, ripe fruit and blackberry preserves. The finish is tightly loaded with a fresh tobacco flavor.
The Farina family was among the first to market this unique wine abroad. The Monte Fante cru smells like an opulent dessert: crème brûlée, brown sugar, sweet chocolate, toasted coconut, butterscotch, poached cherries and caramel candy.
This is an inky wine with dark concentration and a thick, brooding personality. There are intense aromas here of exotic spice, mature fruit, mesquite wood, and loads of oak and vanilla. It’s still a bit raw and chewy and needs another two or three years of cellar aging before those wood elements fall in line.
With toasted aromas as well as whiffs of bacon, leather, cola and hickory, this offers a mighty fine nose. The palate is equally impressive: It’s rich and meaty, with expressive cherry fruit and lots of spice. The chocolaty, firmly tannic finish completes this rich wine. Editors’ Choice.
This ripasso performed very well thanks to its inherent richness, smoothness and its multifaceted dimension. Aromas include spice, mature fruit, cherry, cola, suede, coffee and chocolate fudge. It’s sweet, soft and supple on the tongue and would pair with grilled sirloin.