1997 Zenato Amarone della Valpolicella Classico

SKU #1274435 92 points Vinous

 The 1997 Amarone della Valpolicella Classico is quite a bit more mature than the 1998 that precedes it in this tasting. The wine stands out most for its silky tannins and long, finessed finish. I don't see the 1997 hanging on for too much longer considering that the aromas and flavors are already very much on the forward side, but there is no question the wine has aged beautifully. (AG)  (6/2013)

92 points Wine Spectator

 Big, chewy. Outstanding. It bubbles over with floral, ripe berry and fruit character. Full-bodied and very chunky, with lots of big, chewy tannins. Massive finish. Give it time. (JS)  (4/2001)

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The 1997 Amarone, a great vintage for this small appellation, possesses a deep plum/garnet color in addition to a sweet perfume of roasted herbs, melted road tar, dried black fruits, smoke, and truffles. Dense and chewy, this wine also has some pruny/raisiny characteristics. It will drink well for 10-15 years. (RP)  (10/2001)

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