95 points

Zenato 2004 Riserva Sergio Zenato Red (Amarone della Valpolicella Classico)

Gorgeous, rich and penetrating, this wine excels in terms of the elegance of its aromas. Layers of black fruit, spice, mesquite, beef jerky, cola and soy sauce are perfectly integrated and the wine shows plump, ripe richness on the close. Promises to age 10 years or more.

 — M.L.   Published 2/1/2011
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95 points

Zenato 2006 Sergio Zenato Riserva Red (Amarone della Valpolicella Classico)

This is a real beauty, with huge intensity and loads of deep chocolate fudge, black cherry, cola, barbecue and black licorice flavors. It manages contrasting tones of sweet versus savory that pleasure the tastebuds. The palate is rich, smooth and superconcentrated.

 — M.L.   Published 11/1/2012
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94 points

Zenato 2010 Red (Amarone della Valpolicella Classico)

From one of the leading producers in the denomination, this bold Amarone opens with aromas of tilled earth, plum cake, blackberry and mocha. The dense palate doles out crushed black plum, chocolate and baking spices alongside smooth tannins. Drink through 2020.

 — K.O.   Published 12/1/2014
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Zenato 2008 Sergio Zenato Riserva Red (Amarone della Valpolicella Classico)

Black plum, prune, tobacco, mocha, dark chocolate, Mediterranean herbs and black pepper characterize the nose of this full-bodied, opulent wine. The palate is exceedingly rich but balanced, with just enough fresh acidity and round, velvety tannins. Impressive intensity continues to the finish. Drink through 2020.

 — K.O.   Published 12/1/2014
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94 points

Zenato 2005 Sergio Zenato Riserva Red (Amarone della Valpolicella Classico)

Here’s an ageworthy Amarone that opens with dark chocolate, licorice, plum cake, cinnamon and sweet blackberry jam. The wine is soft and velvety with a solid tannic structure that needs to unwind with more time in the cellar. Already, the wine’s amazing intensity and richness promise beautiful things to come.

 — M.L.   Published 12/1/2011
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94 points

Zenato 2006 Red (Amarone della Valpolicella Classico)

Beautifully polished and bright, Zenato delivers a knock-out Amarone that shows impressive richness and intensity. Soft oak flavors of spice, vanilla and leather are followed by bright cherry and blackberry aromas. The wine is penetrating and extremely smooth in the mouth.

 — M.L.   Published 2/1/2011
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93 points

Zenato 2008 Cresasso Corvina (Veronese)

Made entirely with the Corvina grape, this brawny wine conveys aromas of blackberry, mocha and baking spices. The smooth, dense palate offers up blueberry extract, grilled herbs, chocolate, vanilla and licorice alongside velvety, enveloping tannins. Enjoy through 2018.

 — K.O.   Published 12/1/2014
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93 points

Zenato 2009 Red (Amarone della Valpolicella Classico)

This opulent Amarone offers an alluring fragrance of dark fruit, raisin and toasted notes. The lush palate delivers black cherry, vanilla, black pepper and nutmeg flavors, with a hint of oak and tobacco. This is incredibly smooth, with velvety tannins.

 — K.O.   Published 11/1/2013