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Zenato Amarone della Valpolicella Classico
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Wine Details

Vineyard

Zenato

Style

Red

Region

VenetoItaly

Wine Description

(2006 Vintage) #36 of the Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2010 "Wonderful aromas of black licorice and blueberry follow through to a full body, with juicy, round tannins. Luscious and decadent. Might be better on toast! A gorgeous wine, this is the real deal for Amarone. Why wait? But a little bottle age should really bring it together. Best after 2011...94" WA Insider 05/10

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    Tried this very generous and fruits confits wine at the Bicycle Thief in Halifax. I was blown away by the fruit aromas and supple tannins which blended beautifully with our meal.

    over 5 years
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    Ripe strawberries, dried fruit aromas, chocolate, coffee, liquorice, cloves. acidity and tannin are still holding up; should be good for another 1-2 years. tasted feb 25 2011 at bistecca, hk

    about 6 years
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    drank April9/11, loved it,big wine, 16.5 alc, 9

    about 6 years
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    wegmans

    almost 6 years
Expert Reviews
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  • Wine & Spirits
    (2006 Vintage) This '90 only confirms the remarkable quality of the amarone vintage (both for growing and drying of the grapes). And it also demonstrates another important attribute of '90 amarone: the convergence of the dynamic and potent traditional style with accessibility. That's not to say the massive, raisined fruitiness of this wine is ready to drink. Rather that its lively, gregarious appeal reaches beyond a rarefied cult following. There's plenty of freshness here for long bottle age, which will bring the scale of the wine and its detail into sharper focus.
  • Wine Spectator
    (2009 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 02/26/2014
  • Robert Parker
    (2009 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 10/07/2013
  • Wine & Spirits
    (2004 Vintage) I tasted two Amarones from Zenato. Both were outstanding, but I had a slight preference for the 1998 Amarone over the more expensive 1997 Amarone Riserva Sergio Zenato. The former has more fruit. Aged three months in stainless steel and nearly 30 months in a combination of small barrels and larger foudres, it was reminiscent of a French southern Rhocirc;ne. Dense ruby/purple-colored with a big, spicy, peppery nose revealing hints of truffles, dried black cherries, and melted asphalt, this full-bodied, muscular, chewy Amarone possesses well integrated acidity as well as ripe tannin. This pedal to the metal wine cuts a large swath across the palate. It is capable of lasting, possibly improving, for a decade.
  • Wine Spectator
    (2007 Vintage) "Light tannins add subtle grip to this supple Amarone, framing flavors of sticky, sun-dried date, black cherry, and crushed black raspberry, with aromatic hints of sweet smoke, loose tea leaf and lots of ground spice. The finish is long and refined. Drink now through 2030. 1,250 cases imported." –AN