1996 Allegrini Amarone della Valpolicella Classico

SKU #992997 95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 Very impressive, an unquestionably fine dry red. The outstanding, dark purple-colored 1996 Amarone offers a knock-out nose of wood charcoal intermixed with black truffles, melted asphalt, blackberries, and roast beef. Amazingly rich and full-bodied, but not heavy, this chewy, thick, exceptionally pure, harmonious offering should drink well for 10-15+ years. Its low acidity and gorgeously ripe fruit provide immediate accessibility. (RP)  (8/2000)

90 points Wine Spectator

 Beautifully crafted, with ripe plum, berry and light coffee aromas. Medium- to full-bodied, with well-integrated tannins and a long finish. (JS, Web Only-2001)

K&L Notes

3 Glasses Gambero Rosso for this spectacular wine. Gambero Rosso is Italy's leading food and wine publication, for which the highest rating--three glasses--is a rare achievement. Aged to perfection, this classic Amarone offers layers of developing fruit and spice aromas in a stunningly dense and luscious body. It is a wine for cold evenings in front of the fireplace when you have ample time to savor its complexity... ideally between bites of aged Parmigiano-Reggiano.

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Varietal:

Other Red Wines

Country:

Italy

- Once named Enotria for its abundant vineyards, Italy (thanks to the ancient Greeks and Romans) has had an enormous impact on the wine world. From the shores of Italy, the Romans brought grapes and their winemaking techniques to North Africa, Spain and Portugal, Germany, France, the Danube Valley, the Middle East and even England. Modern Italy, which didn't actually exist as a country until the 1870s, once produced mainly simple, everyday wine. It wasn't until the 1970s that Italy began the change toward quality. The 1980s showed incredible efforts and a lot of experimentation. The 1990s marked the real jump in consistent quality, including excellence in many Region that had been indistinct for ages. The entire Italian peninsula is seeing a winemaking revolution and is now one of the most exciting wine Region in the world.
Sub-Region:

Veneto