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 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 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
93 points

Zenato 2007 Red (Amarone della Valpolicella Classico)

Full, gorgeous and bright, this shows restraint and elegance, with lovely aromas of sweet cherry, blackberry pie, leather, tar and black licorice. In keeping with Valpolicella tradition, there is a touch of sweetness on the palate, but the quality of the fruit is clean and polished. Hold for 10 years or more.  — M.L.   Published 11/1/2012
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93 points

Zenato 2005 Red (Amarone della Valpolicella Classico)

This is a beautiful expression of Amarone with jammy fruit aromas that are surrounded by subtle nuances of exotic spice, mesquite wood, cola and lightly toasted almond. The wine is soft and chewy with loads of richness and intensity on the long finish.  — M.L.   Published 2/1/2011
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92 points

Zenato 2008 Red (Amarone della Valpolicella Classico)

Zenato is a reliable producer of quality Amarone, producing wines that always show personality and intensity. This delivers bold fruit and background tones of polished leather and dry tobacco. The mouthful is very bold and thick, boasting a playful touch of sweet spice.  — M.L.   Published 11/1/2012