1995 Allegrini Amarone della Valpolicella Classico

SKU #234072 93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The 1995 Amarone has developed beautifully. It remains firm and vibrant, with lovely complexity in its perfumed red cherries, licorice, leather, mint and flowers. Still big and full-bodied, the 1995 promises to drink well for a number of years. It is a magnificent effort from Allegrini. Much of the wine’s freshness can be attributed to a cold, rainy spring that resulted in an uneven flowering and naturally lower yields. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2015. (AG, In the Cellar)  (5/2010)

91 points James Suckling

 Dense and rich with dried berries and spices with hints of orange peel and nuts. It is full and goes on for minutes. Wonderful finish.  (4/2015)

Wine Spectator

 Wonderfully clean and vibrant, with crushed berry, cherry, spice and raisin on the nose. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a long finish....give it time. Best after 2002. (JS)  (6/2000)

K&L Notes

If you really want the biggest of wines, Amarone fits the bill perfectly. The highlight wine of my April, 1999 Vinitaly trip was the 1995 Allegrini Amarone. I found it then to be a blockbuster wine that would age for 10-15 years, but with some aeration and a chunk of Parmigiano Reggiano could be enjoyed upon release. The Allegrinis felt the 1995 and 1996 are their best Amarone ever. And awarded 3 Bicchieri Gambero Rosso! (Greg St. Clair, K&L Italian wine buyer)

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