2011 Musella Amarone della Valpolicella

SKU #1270007 91 points James Suckling

 A fresh and fruity 2011 Amarone with dark chocolate, dried fruit and dried bark. Some tea. Medium body, fine tannins and a fruity finish. Figs and fruit.  (11/2016)

91 points Wine Enthusiast

 0 Aromas of exotic spice, baked plum, leather and menthol lead the nose along with a whiff of crushed purple flower. The smooth hearty palate delivers mature blackberry, prune, cinnamon and pipe tobacco while velvety tannins provide seamless support. (KO)  (12/2016)

K&L Notes

Musella, one of my favorite Amarone producers, is now back in stock. They’d been out of the market for some time but now they are back! Musella’s wines have an elegance, a supple grace to them and don’t carry that "heavy" connotation that most would tag on Amarone — but to really understand Amarone you must understand Valpolicella first! I really like folks to work their way up the chain to understand the base flavors that make Amarone. These wines are so good, you won’t need my help to understand why I wish they could all taste like this! (Greg St. Clair, K&L Italian wine buyer)

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Price: $49.99

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Varietal:

Other Red Wines

Country:

Italy

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Sub-Region:

Veneto

Alcohol Content (%): 13