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Masi 1990 Mazzano Red (Amarone della Valpolicella Classico)

This is wonderfully integrated and complex, offering a dizzying array of spices that blend seamlessly with notes of leather and cherries. Wonderfully velvety in texture and round in the mouth, but also boasting a long, spice-filled finish. A tremendous effort. Drink now–2020.

 — J.C.  (12/31/2006)
96
points

Masi 2003 Mazzano Red (Amarone della Valpolicella Classico)

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  1. $175

This has enormous richness and intensity, with penetrating aromas of leather, tobacco, spice, dark fruit and dark chocolate. On the palate, it’s inky, rich and supersmooth. This is one of the best Italian wines ever made from the difficult 2003 vintage.

 — M.L.  (11/1/2012)
96
points

Dal Forno Romano 2003 Vigneto di Monte Lodoletta Red (Amarone della Valpolicella)

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  1. $470

Monte Lodoletta Amarone is an exercise in extraction. The wine is absolutely black. Aromas are concentrated and intense and the wine is equally enormous in the mouth thanks to the extraction, oak, fruit and the hot climatic conditions associated with this vintage. Drink after 2020.

 — M.L.  (12/1/2009)
96
points

Quintarelli 1998 Red (Amarone della Valpolicella Classico)

  • Editors' Choice

There’s something magical about this wine: the purity, the elegance, the harmony, the immediate rush of intensity. This is one of Italy’s iconic wines thanks to the profound purity it delivers with notes of chocolate, leather, cherry, apple, cola and spice. It imparts loads of succulent flavor and is simply beautiful.

 — M.L.  (12/1/2007)
95
points

Allegrini 2010 Red (Amarone della Valpolicella Classico)

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  1. $85

Boasting an enviable combination of opulence and finesse, this opens with aromas of black plum, vanilla, baking spices and grilled herbs. The rich palate doles out plum cake, black cherry, black pepper, cinnamon and nutmeg alongside smooth, velvety tannins. Gripping intensity holds on through the long finish. Drink through 2025.

 — K.O.  (12/1/2014)
95
points

Masi 2010 Costasera Red (Amarone della Valpolicella Classico)

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  1. $64

Ripe dark fruit, nutmeg, clove and tobacco aromas lead the nose on this bold and balanced wine. The rich palate delivers black plum, raisin, cinnamon, black pepper and licorice supported by velvety tannins and fresh acidity. Combining elegance and power, it boasts wonderful depth. Drink 2015–2025.

 — K.O.  (12/1/2014)
95
points

Pieropan 2011 La Rocca Garganega (Soave Classico)

  • Editors' Choice
  1. $31

This stunning single-vineyard selection is one of Italy’s most iconic whites and helped kick off Soave’s renaissance. It delivers pressed yellow flowers, golden apples, citrus, melon and mango alongside mineral and toasted almond notes. Already delicious and well balanced, it will age beautifully and develop more complexity for several years at least. Drink through 2021.

 — K.O.  (6/1/2014)
95
points

Le Salette 2008 Pergole Vece Red (Amarone della Valpolicella Classico)

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  1. $132

The fruit-driven- intensity and general youthfulness of this Amarone promise a very long future. It’s well-built and bold, with a rich, chewy mouthfeel and lively aromas of leather, spice, plum, dark fruit and tobacco. It goes down beautifully, leaving a long endnote of divine chocolate fudge.

 — M.L.  (11/1/2012)
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