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Bertani Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2008

Bertani Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2008
$80.08

SKU 086785121390

750ml

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Color: Deep garnet red. Bouquet: Generous aroma of freshly-picked cherries mingled with notes of sour cherries, vanilla and an agreeable trace of spiciness. Taste: Dry, full-bodied and amply structured; cherries, red berries and a hint of vanilla lead into a dazzling finish that recalls walnuts and hazelnuts.
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Region Italy, Veneto, Amarone della Valpolicella
Brand Bertani
  • we91

Wine EnthusiastAromas of leather, menthol, dried fruit, exotic spice and a balsamic note emerge on this full-bodied wine. On the firmly structured palate, a tannic backbone supports dried black cherry, raisin, licorice and tobacco.

Kerin O'Keefe, December 31, 2016
  • ws91

Wine SpectatorA subtle red, with a hint of smoky mineral underscoring the dried cherry, cocoa powder and dried thyme notes. Fresh and elegant, framed by fine tannins and offering a lingering, silky finish. Drink now through 2025.

Alison Napjus, August 31, 2017
  • v90

VinousGood full ruby. Reticent aromas and flavors of violet, dried herbs and ripe red cherry. Slightly disjointed acidity and spicy, noteworthy tannins gives this an edgy quality on the tactile, medium-long finish which features plenty of botanical herb and spice nuances. I like this wine’s traditional aromas and flavors, but I found it to be a little fruit-challenged at present; perhaps it’s going through a closed phase at present. The lack of fruit causes the acidity and the tannins to stick out more, but maybe all this needs is a little time to come around, and in that case, my score will look ungenerous.

Ian D'Agata, May 2017