2003 Giuseppe Quintarelli Valpolicella Classico Superiore

SKU #1255227 92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 Aged in botte grande for six years, the 2003 Valpolicella Classico Superiore shows delicate tones of tiny berry fruit, balsam herb, root beer, dried sage and crushed white pepper. It shows the best of this legendary artisan producer. In the mouth, the wine is nuanced and elegant with a fine and extremely polished feel. Tiny parts of Cabernet Sauvignon, Nebbiolo, Croatina and Sangiovese make their way into the blend. Drink 2014-2022. (ML)  (10/2013)

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 The 2003 is an unusually bold, ripe version of the Valpolicella Classico Superiore. Black cherries, plums, mocha and spices all flesh out in this exuberant wine. The warmth of the vintage is felt in the wine’s contours and early appeal. My suggestion is to drink the 2003 over the next few years. As always, the style is a bit eccentric, as the 2003 spent a good six years in cask. (Drink between 2014-2018) (AG)  (3/2014)

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Other Red Wines

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Italy

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Veneto