1980 Giuseppe Quintarelli Recioto della Valpolicella Classico

SKU #1274824 Jancis Robinson

 Very tense and firm and exciting. Racy. Doesn't taste anything like 30 years old! 18.5/20 points (JR)  (5/2010)

K&L Notes

Stunning wine, made using the “ripasso” method of repassing the wine though unpressed skins of Amarone grapes from the previous vintage to add depth and complexity. Nuances of dried black fruits, chocolate, and licorice rise from the glass and echo on the palate, lingering for long moments.

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Other Red Wines

Country:

Italy

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Sub-Region:

Veneto