(2010 Vintage) Rich and plush-textured with luscious blackberry, dried fruit and chocolate flavours. Demands a hearty meal like barbecued back ribs, rack of lamb or steak.
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.
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
drank April9/11, loved it,big wine, 16.5 alc, 9
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 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
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 Advocate(1997 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 144 on Dec-02