2006 Trabucchi Amarone della Valpolicella

SKU #1126619 92 points Antonio Galloni

 Trabucchi's 2006 Amarone della Valpolicella explodes from the glass. Black cherry, tar, incense, smoke and licorice notes all take shape as this big, broad-shouldered wine shows off its personality. Another year or two in bottle should help the 2006 come together even more fully, but it is likely to remain a fairly powerful, hulking Amarone. Still, there is a lot to look forward to here.  (3/ 2014)

91 points Wine Enthusiast

 Dark, thick and syrupy, this savory Amarone delivers notes of Indian spice, Teriyaki, molasses, plum and dark berry fruit. It has a noticeably sweet finish with plump flavors of cherry and strawberry jam.  (12/ 2011)

Wine Spectator

 Aromatic, featuring candied strawberry, floral and spice accents, this creamy, open-knit, juicy red is herbaceous, with sappy black cherry, date and forest floor notes. Drink now through 2018. 1,667 cases made. (Web-2013)

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By: Greg St. Clair |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 7/1/2014  | Send Email
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I recently had dinner at the Trabucchi estate, and while tasting wine is always important, there really isnít anything like drinking it to get a complete picture. I was so impressed by the Trabucchi wines at the table. They had additional spice and earthiness and depth, not just the palate richness that one expects with Amarone, but real flavor/structure integration. The wines grew and grew as they sat in the decanter. The Trabucchi Amarone has less fruity ripeness and a fresher, more vinous quality, this bears more of a resemblance to Barolo than Amarone.
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Other Red Wines

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Italy

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Veneto