2009 Zenato Amarone della Valpolicella Classico (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #1156957 93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The 2009 Amarone della Valpolicella Classico is a richly-layered wine with opulent tones of plum cake, cinnamon snap, jammy fruit and dark raisin. There’s a tight and focused nature to this wine that underlines its fine quality and aging potential. The extraction is there, and so are the tannins and acidic components. Spicy tobacco and leather last long in the mouth. The wine is aged 36 months in large oak casks. Drink 2015-2025. (ML)  (10/ 2013)

93 points Wine Enthusiast

 This opulent Amarone offers an alluring fragrance of dark fruit, raisin and toasted notes. The lush palate delivers black cherry, vanilla, black pepper and nutmeg flavors, with a hint of oak and tobacco. This is incredibly smooth, with velvety tannins. — K.O.  (11/ 2013)

92 points Antonio Galloni

 Sweet tobacco, plums, cherries, incense and grilled herb notes waft from the glass in the 2009 Amarone della Valpolicella Classico. Soft and accessible, the 2009 doesn't look to be one of the most ageworthy wines to emerge from this cellar, but it is absolutely delicious today, and what is wrong with that? I expect this vivid, expressive Amarone will drink well for the better part of the decade.  (3/ 2014)

92 points Wine Spectator

 Subdued notes of dried black cherry, prune, dark chocolate and grilled herb are underscored by smoky sous-bois details in this tightly knit, balanced red. The sinewy tannins lend some muscle. Should benefit from short-term cellaring. Best from 2017 through 2027. 1,250 cases imported. –AN  (1/ 2014)

91 points James Suckling

 A firm and reserved style of Amarone with mint, light dried berry and stone character. Full body, silky tannins and a fresh finish. Better in 2015.  (12/ 2013)

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Varietal:

Other Red Wines

Country:

Italy

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Sub-Region:

Veneto