1996 Allegrini Amarone
Deep purple in color with a bouquet full of dried fruit. Rich and full bodied, intense and elegant. Velvety smooth. Amarone is an extremely important wine in Italian viticulture as it is unique to the Valpolicella region. Recommended with hearty dishes. Excellent with roasted red meats.
Robert Parker"... Offers a knockout nose of wood charcoal intermixed with black truffles, melted asphalt, blackberries and rose beef. Amazingly rich and full-bodied, but not heavy, this chewy, thick, exceptionally pure, harmonious offering should drink well for 10-15 plus years. This acidity and more justly ripe fruit provide immediate accessibility."