Wine Advocate | Rating: 97The 1990 Amabile del Cere is a relatively recent release from the winery. This sweet white dessert wine flows from the glass with endless nuances of licorice, roasted coffee beans, toffee, star anise and sweet spices, showing remarkable purity. The layers of fruit and complex tertiary aromas lead to a long, caressing finish that lingers on the palate with tons of elegance. This sublime dessert wine is another gem from Quintarelli.Drink Dates: 2008-2018Author: Antonio Galloni
Wine Spectator | Rating: 94This is a fantastic, sticky wine. Toffee, brown sugar and toasted almond, with hints of maple syrup. Full-bodied and medium sweetness, with a long, long spicy, succulent, caramel aftertaste. A beauty. Drink now. 155 cases made.Author: James Suckling
"Valpolicella's magician." "The master of the Veneto." "The patriarch of Amarone." "The traditionalist." Not bad for a winemaker who simply follows the winemaking customs of his forefathers. Giuseppe Quintarelli's hand-written labels are easy to recognize and his wines fit the idiosyncratic style. Since 1924, his family has made wine from grapes grown on steep slopes on the outskirts of Negrar. For his highly-regarded Amarone, he still dries the grapes in an attic room, ages the wine for years in large Slavenian casks, and holds the wines from release until he is sure of their readiness. His magic has worked, as he has turned some of Veneto's most traditional wines into luxury icons.
Collector Data For This Wine
- 28 bottles owned
- 12 collectors