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2017 Zenato Amarone Della Valpolicella ClassicoBlend from Italy

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"Zenato Amarone is a blend of Corvina and Rondinella, with a touch of Croatina and Oseleta. Corvina is prized not only for its intense marasca cherry flavor, but also its abili...

  • 96 Decanter
  • 95 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
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Ratings:

96

"A potent wine with a big, fiery personality with great impact. A lighter, perfumed, violet-accented aroma opens to reveal intense black and red fruit flavours with a delightful touch of herbal complexity on the edges. The tannins are firm, but the concentration gives promise for further aging." 2022 Decanter World Wine Awards

95 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com

"Complex and deep nose with blackberries and subtle black dates, Chinese herbal medicine, porcini, chili chocolate and cocoa beans. Classic Amarone palate with an excellent balance between juicy freshness and dried fruit. Outstanding tannin quality here, with lots of resolve and finesse. Long and rather subtle, too. Textbook reference for quality Amarone today, with some modern drinkability despite the 16.5% alcohol. Delicious now, but better to hold for extra complexity."

Product Description:

"Zenato Amarone is a blend of Corvina and Rondinella, with a touch of Croatina and Oseleta. Corvina is prized not only for its intense marasca cherry flavor, but also its ability to withstand the drying process. Used in small quantities Rondinella also fares well in drying, and contributes dark color and an alluring floral note. Oseleta provides tannic structure and minerality; while Croatina is introduced to add youthful fruitiness. All this attention to detail pays off in a wine that is immediately approachable yet unmistakably ageworthy.

Ruby red in color, intoxicating aromas of dried black cherries, cassis, truffles, and chocolate fudge leap out of the glass. The resulting wine is silky, luscious, and complex, with a lingering finish." - Importer

Product Detail

Item # 128439
Country Italy
Region Veneto
Sub-Region Amarone
Ratings

96 - Decanter

95 - James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com

Vintage 2017
Color Red
ABV 16.5%
Varietal(s) Corvina, Rondinella, Oseleta
Size 750mL
Closure Cork
Features
Taste chocolate, mocha, fig, earth, raisin, cranberry, plum, fruity, cherry and strawberry
Nose chocolate, mocha, fig, earth, raisin, cranberry, plum, fruity, cherry and strawberry