2017 Dal Forno Romano Amarone Della ValpolicellaBlend from Italy
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- 97 Eric Guido - Vinous Media
- 95 Wine Spectator
97 Eric Guido - Vinous Media
"With the 2016 still being held for release down the road as it slowly comes into focus, today it's the 2017 Amarone della Valpolicella Monte Lodoletta that is being released into the market. This is dark, sultry and almost animalistic in nature, as crushed fall leaves and earth tones open the experience, giving way to masses of macerated black cherries, cedar shavings, spiced cookies and a lifting hint of camphor. It floods the palate with velvety textures while maintaining fantastic energy, as stimulating acidity adds unexpected vibrancy, and tart wild berries slowly saturate. While structured, the tannins are sweet, and the wine remains remarkably fresh, almost crunchy, as an air of inner rose and balsam herbs slowly fades. Frankly, I can't believe the 2017 finished at 16% abv, because it is simply so palatable and charming."
95 Wine Spectator
"A dark, brooding red that effortlessly marries a lovely range of kirsch, blackberry paste, dried mint and eucalyptus flavors with fine, sculpted tannins and a rich streak of minerality, showing lots of smoke, fresh earth and iron. This offers concentration and power, revealing even greater detail and expression as it opens in the glass, but at the same time this is an exercise in balance and restraint. Corvina, Rondinella, Oseleta and Croatina. Drink now through 2035. 1,350 cases made, 250 cases imported."
97 - Eric Guido - Vinous Media
95 - Wine Spectator
|Varietal(s)||Corvina, Rondinella, Oseleta, Croatina|
|Taste||chocolate, mocha, fig, earth, raisin, cranberry, plum, fruity, cherry, strawberry and earthy|
|Nose||chocolate, mocha, fig, earth, raisin, cranberry, plum, fruity, cherry, strawberry and earthy|