93pts James Suckling
Very focused aromas and flavors of crushed blackcurrants with hints of spice, dried flowers and ash. Intense core of fruit on the medium to full palate with almost a red-licorice coating to the fine, firm tannins. Long finish with persistent fruit. Very sturdy. Always an outstanding bottle. Drink or hold.
This wine is closely connected to the greatest wine of Valpolicella: Amarone. After pressing the dried grapes from which Amarone is made, the Valpolicella wine is passed over the still warm marc of Amarone. A second alcoholic fermentation begins which increases the alcoholic content and the wine becomes richer in color, bouquet.
Excellent companion to game dishes, grilled meat and roasts, salami and aged cheeses.