2003 Bertani Amarone della Valpolicella

SKU #1148786 93 points Wine Enthusiast

 Fragrant and intense, Bertaniís 2003 Amarone delivers enticing aromas of spice, cola, mature berry fruit and smoke. Youíll feel power in the mouth--although the wineís alcohol is beautifully integrated--and a long, satisfying finish.  (4/ 2010)

93 points Wine Spectator

 This traditional style delivers base notes of smoke and sweet earth, joined by focused flavors of dried cherry, walnut, date, star anise and a hint of rich treacle. Displays lovely balance, supple tannins and a fresh, herb- and mineral-tinged finish. Drink now through 2023.  (10/ 2012)

91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The 2003 Amarone della Valpolicella Classico is a big, enveloping wine loaded with wild cherries, licorice, new leather and dried flowers, not to mention considerable personality. The tannins are just a touch rough around the edges, and I am not sure they will ever soften given the heat of the vintage, but the 2003 should continue to drink well for at least a handful of years. Ideally the wine is best paired with hearty dishes. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2021.  (2/ 2011)

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Other Red Wines

Country:

Italy

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Sub-Region:

Veneto