Cellar Notes
8:15 am
Wed November 13, 2013

11/13/13 - Amarone Tasting

Cost key:  $=less than $20  $$= $20-40   $$$=$40-60  $$$$=above $60

(Al tasted all these wines and found them worthy of your interest.  All are priced $$$)

Allegrini Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2008 **
(Rustic, tannic, old school)

Begali Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2008 ***
(Velvety, voluptuous, powerful)

Brigaldara Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2008 ***+
(Sweet, deep, young, gently bitter, wonderful)

Masi Riserva Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2007 ** 1/2
(Elegant, lighter, built for the long haul)

Musella Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2008  **
(Bitter and sweet, needs age)

Nicolis Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2007
(Compact, soft, gracious, love it with cheese)

Nicolis "Ambrosan" Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2006 ***
(Very concentrated, extraordinary)

Speri Amarone della Valpolicella Classico, Monte Sant Urbano 2008 ***+
(All you can ask for in an Amarone)

Tedeschi Capitel Monte Olmi Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2007 ***+
(Wickedly lush and voluptuous, expansive, classic)

Tedeschi Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2008 ***+
(A more sculpted, structured version of the Monte Olmi)

Tenuta Sant'Antonio Campo dei Gigli Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2008 ***
(Autumnal, meditative, olds school)

Tommasi Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2009 ** 1/2
(Built like a Brunello, would be good with dinner)

Zenato Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2008 ***
(Sleek and modern and full of clean, forward flavors)

**Many of these fine wines can be purchased at Wine World.  See sponsor tab.
 

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