169 Ratings
Zenato Amarone della Valpolicella Classico

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#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 6 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

    almost 7 years
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    drank April9/11, loved it,big wine, 16.5 alc, 9

    almost 7 years
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    over 6 years
Expert Reviews
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    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.