This dark Amarone is savory and spicy, with rosemary, forest floor and bramble notes. Fresh fruit and dark cherry aromas make for a nice balance, but overall it demonstrates an elegant, herbal side. The tannic structure is fine and firm, and there’s enough crisp acidity to carry this wine for 10 years or more.
Spice on a light bouquet is the calling card of this more elegant wine. The nose offers cinnamon, cedar and herbs in addition to red-berry scents. The palate is refined and precise, although not particularly deep or dense. Slightly piquant and made more for the dinner table than for in front of the fireplace.
Heavy oak tones of roasted nut or toasted bread give this wine a brawny, masculine feel. In fact, you’ll taste some of those new wood tannins in the mouth along with fresh notes of cherry and cassis. Give this Amarone two or three more years of bottle aging to soften up.
This is a smooth and rich Amarone with equal parts jammy fruit set against a smokey oak component. The wine slides nicely over the palate with a lavish, velvety texture and imparts more oak spice and mesquite on the close.
The new and old in the form of cherry, herbs, spices and dried fruits characterize this Amarone. A supple mouthfeel, full body and long finish are its other attributes. Yes, the tannins are rough, but the price certainly isn’t.
A floral nose with some leather, coffee and bread dough does nothing to turn one away. The raspberry flavors with light oak in support are nice but simple, while the finish is dry, fruity enough and layered. Best Buy.
Give this oaky Amarone a few more years in the bottle to allow the wood elements to come into line. Cherry fruit does exist beyond the lavish layers of Spanish cedar and toast, and the wine comes together nicely in the mouth thanks to its velvety tannins and smooth feel.
New oak aromas are strong at first but will surely integrate with time. Background perfumes include vanilla bean, spice, chocolate and dried currant berry. This well-priced ripasso offers pleasant cherry flavors that will pair easily with most meat or pasta dishes. Imported by Prestige Wine Imports Corp.