Zenato Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2010
|Appellation||Amarone della Valpolicella|
Wine EnthusiastFrom one of the leading producers in the denomination, this bold Amarone opens with aromas of tilled earth, plum cake, blackberry and mocha. The dense palate doles out crushed black plum, chocolate and baking spices alongside smooth tannins. Drink through 2020.
Wine AdvocateThe 2010 Amarone delle Valpolicella Classico impresses for its harmony, staying power and elegance. Wines made from air-dried grapes like Amarone can sometimes feel overdone and overtly jammy. But this wine, made from a balanced vintage, allows the quality of fruit to rise above all the rest. The bouquet opens to dark fruit, prune, resin, cola and tar. A pretty note of oregano or rosemary gives the an Italian or Mediterranean personality.
Wine SpectatorRipe, with sun-dried cherry, date and treacle notes, this is balanced and juicy, presenting a velvety palate and hints of melted licorice, grilled herb, cocoa powder and sweet smoke, lingering on the supple finish. Drink now through 2025. 1,050 cases imported.