2008 Allegrini "Palazzo della Torre" Veronese

SKU #1080355 90 points Wine Spectator

 *Top 100 Wines of 2011* This sleek, polished red offers juicy blackberry and black fruit flavors, backed by refined tannins and well-integrated acidity. Hard to stop sipping. Corvina Veronese, Rondinella and Sangiovese. Drink now through 2020.  (10/2011)

89 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The 2008 Palazzo Della Torre is striking in this vintage. It shows remarkable harmony in a tense, mineral-infused expression of fruit. Hints of licorice, tobacco, mocha and spices develop in the glass, adding further complexity and nuance. All of the elements flow gracefully to a finish layered with the essence of crushed rocks and flowers. This is an absolutely delicious wine from Allegrini. Palazzo della Torre is made with a partial ripasso technique in which 30% of the fruit is dried Amarone-style, while the other 70% is picked and vinified conventionally. Once again, Palazzo della Torre is one of the very finest values in Italian wine. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2020.  (2/2012)

K&L Notes

This Valpolicella is a whole lotta' wine for the money! Sourced from the Allegrini estate in Fumane di Valpolicella north of Verona and is made from the region's traditional grapes--Corvina Veronese (70%), Rondinella (25%) and Sangiovese (5%). It's full-bodied, with dense blackberry and roasted black plum aromas and flavors accented by heady vanilla and chocolate notes. Good with steak or dessert.

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Staff Image By: Greg St. Clair | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 6/11/2012 | Send Email
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This wine is irresistibly supple; it seems like the soft, rich fruit laps against your palate with wave after wave of chocolaty ripe fruit. Smooth and relaxed on the palate with just a glint of tannin that gives the richness a bit of focus the wine is effortless to drink. Although ripe it isn’t over ripe, the wine is a bit reminiscent of its Big Brother Amarone with the powerful richness but restrained when it comes to being balanced. The wine only has 13.5% alcohol and has that freshness but drinks like a bit more serious wine. This wine is perfect for summertime BBQ and pasta.
Drink from 2012 to 2014

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Alcohol Content (%): 13.5