2006 Trabucchi Amarone della Valpolicella
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.
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.
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)