The well-known American taster James Suckling recently reviewed the 2015 vintage of Amarone.
Among the eight labels that he has selected and which have impressed him for their quality-price ratio, there is Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG Classico Domini Veneti, rated with a very high score: 94 points out of 100.
“A very rich and complex Amarone that is remarkably fresh and has no hint of caramel. On the palate a lot of power, but this stands on a solid base of tannins and the fresh acidity lifts the full body. Long, bitter-chocolate finish. Drink or hold.”
The author describes Amarone as “an Italian wine that never lacks identity. In fact, it is one of the most unique styles of wine, hardly vinified anywhere. It’s made near the beautiful city of Verona, in the region of Valpolicella, where grapes are dehydrated after harvest and then slowly fermented to a wine that is known for its intensity and richness with a slightly bittersweet finish.”
And finally an excellent advice for the tasting: Cut some well-aged Parmesan cheese with nuts and dried figs, pour a big glass and enjoy them on a cold night. And if you’re confined to your home like I am, there’s no better pick-me-up than a glass of Amarone!
Read the full article here: AMARONE 2015