allegrini amarone della valpolicella '17
The result of the Allegrini family's expertise, a true classic of the appellation, this red wine embraces tradition, territory and the know-how of country ways. Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella and Oseleta are left to air dry at least until December and are checked daily to ensure perfectly healthy grapes.
Traditionally enjoyed with game, roasted and grilled meats, casseroles and well matured cheeses. Excellent with hearty dishes. Amarone's distinctive flavor compliments new and exotic sweet and sour dishes. It is therefore also perfect with Asian and middle-eastern dishes. Serve at 18Â°C (64Â°F) and open the bottle an hour before drinking. This wine has the potential to age for more than 20 years.
94 points - James Suckling
"For a decadent but sleek wine, the ripeness level is spot-on here. It opens with glazed cherries, dried berries, vanilla, eucalyptus, caramel and wet earth, before following through to a dusty palate with tons of dried fruit, supported by fine acidity and a sweet-and-sour character."
92 points - Wine & Spirits
"Despite the warm, dry growing season of 2016, this shows fresh scents of lavender and wild thyme that lift the wine's densely concentrated flavors of black plum and baked raspberry. Layers of dark chocolate, black olive and espresso add dimension, while a note of peppery spice lingers on the finish."
91 points - Wine Spectator
"A creamy and harmonious red, medium- to full-bodied, featuring light, dusty tannins that frame the flavors of baked black cherry, date, grilled thyme and loamy earth. Fresh and elegant, with a spiced finish. Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella and Oseleta. Drink now through 2028."
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