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Author: Antonio Galloni
The 2003 Amarone della Valpolicella Classico is a big, enveloping wine loaded with wild cherries, licorice, new leather and dried flowers, not to mention considerable personality. The tannins are just a touch rough around the edges, and I am not sure they will ever soften given the heat of the vintage, but the 2003 should continue to drink well for at least a handful of years. Ideally the wine is best paired with hearty dishes.
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Author: Alison Napjus
Issue: Oct 15, 2012
This traditional style delivers base notes of smoke and sweet earth, joined by focused flavors of dried cherry, walnut, date, star anise and a hint of rich treacle. Displays lovely balance, supple tannins and a fresh, herb- and mineral-tinged finish.
Trust Rating: 93
Tasted On: 08/18/2011
While this is an enjoyable wine that is ready to drink today with just 1 hour of decanting, there are equally good, if not better, Amarones for half of the price.
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