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  • 95 Ian Dagata - Vinous Media
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Very deep ruby, almost inky in color. Multidimensional nose combines red cherry, raspberry syrup, gunflint, cinnamon, flowers and oak spices. Thick but magically light on its feet, with penetrating red fruit and very strong chocolaty flavors nicely framed by harmonious acidity. The sweet and ultra smooth finish saturates the palate with red fruits, chocolate and sweet spices. Sports a highish 17% alcohol by volume but you can hardly tell, a real neat trick for such a luscious, concentrated wine. Almost like drinking liquid chocolate with alcohol. Outstanding Amarone that will likely turn out to be one of the top three wines of the vintage.

Product Detail

Item # 102140
Country Italy
Region Veneto
Sub-Region Amarone

95 - Ian Dagata - Vinous Media

Vintage 2011
Color Red
ABV 15.0%
Varietal(s) Corvina, Rondinella
Size 750 mL
Closure Cork
Taste chocolate, mocha, fig, earth, raisin, cranberry and plum
Nose chocolate, mocha, fig, earth, raisin, cranberry and plum