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Tommasi Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico

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(2012 Vintage) The grapes are dried for 4 months prior to being pressed, and then the wine is aged for 30 months in Slavonian Oak barrels of 35 hectolitersDeep ruby red color with garnet shades. Warm, ripe on the nose, intense and of great refinement. The taste is complex, smooth, full bodied, lots of cherry notes and plum

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    CellarTracker Community Notes rogvolod1 - 8/1/2011 Rating: 90 decanted and rested for 30 mins. predominate flavor is currant. very good. Garnet to dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of currants, black licorice, black berries and black cherries. Flavors of currants, black berries and black cherries. A bit subdued or understated on the palate compared to most Amarone. Medium acidity, medium tannins, medium to full bodied. Pop and pour. The nose smells of dark berries, chocolate, and caramel. Some alcohol on first sniff. The palate immediately reveals acidity, prune, and a fiery alcoholic burn. I enjoy high alcohol wine with the best of them (huge Cali wines etc) but there is no way this is only 15% alcohol as the label indicates. Nice fruit and good acidity but the mid-palate to finish just ends with more alcohol. I am going to cork this and update my note tomorrow. Hopefully some air (cork in bottle with a glass poured off) will improve this wine considerable. Only 86 Pts at this moment in time. Day Two: The nose is larger and more fruit forward. It almost smells "fresh" if that makes any sense. The palate has the fruit and acidic characteristics as on day one, although it is now better integrated. The alcohol is still overbearing in this wine and I do not think it will dissipate with more time. Round tannin on the alcoholic finish. Drink now with a few hours of decanting.......cellar at your peril. No formal notes - wonderful amarone. It was a bit too candied and front-loaded in order for me to give it a rating of 95+, but it was still a great wine and I would definitely buy it again. Decanted 2 hours, tannins still strong but we had spicy food and quite matched that. Overall quite balanced but would have liked a bit more fruit. Matthijs Visser - 12/27/2010 Rating: 89 Smokey aromas. Sweet cherries, licorice, and slightly bitter notes. The tannins dominate still, so should have decanted this longer or laid it down for a few years still. The cave aged Gruyere and 8 year old cheddar helped cut down on the tannins somewhat though Crimson colour with ruby red reflections. In the nose, there's earth, fruit in rum and - especially after a while in the glass - blueberries. The more time passes, the stronger the blueberry smell gets. On the last sip, this Amarone smelled almost like blueberry wine. On the palate, there are still pretty substantial tannins. It dries out a little and the alcohol stings a bit. I think this was opened way too young. I would wait another five to seven years.

    about 9 years
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    Full bodied, smooth dark flavour

    almost 7 years
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    small bottle

    about 9 years
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    Really good? Full body!!!

    over 6 years
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    about 7 years
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  • Wine Spectator
    (2007 Vintage) "An aromatic Amarone, showing lots of violet and rose petal aromas and flavors, with hints of sandalwood and anise accenting the ripe black cherry, currant and blackberry flavors. Fresh and polished, with lightly chewy tannins that rush through on the finish. Best from 2012 through 2030. 7,500 cases made."