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Zenato Amarone della Valpolicella Classico

Wine Details

Vineyard

Zenato

Style

Red

Region

VenetoItaly

Wine Description

(2008 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.

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    Extremely smooth. A real crowd pleaser

    almost 4 years
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    Love it!

    about 4 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
  • 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
  • Robert Parker
    (2009 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 10/07/2013