The 2006 Amarone della Valpolicella Classico from Zymé is a real beauty. Fine, silky tannins provide the backbone for a core of sweet red berries, crushed flowers, rose petals, mint and anise, all of which lift from the glass effortlessly. This is a decidedly feminine, gracious Amarone built on fragrance, nuance and pure delineation. There is so much to like here, most importantly, the wine's exceptional balance. What a gorgeous wine this is.
95 points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous (Mar 2014)
The inviting nose of this supple red features ripe fruit and spice, expanding on the palate to include raspberry ganache and dried strawberry, dried marjoram and singed orange peel, Earl Grey tea leaf and star anise. Perfumed and lightly juicy throughout, with plush tannins firming the finish.—Blind Amarone retrospective (April 2016). Drink now through 2029.
94 points, Alison Napjus, Wine Spectator (Nov 2016)
The 2006 Amarone della Valpolicella Classico represents a somewhat surprising return to tradition following the exciting eccentricities of the other wines in the Zyme portfolio. Delicate and ethereal, this beautifully-aged Amarone offers aromas of dried cherry, cedarwood, bruised apple, pressed violets, spice, used leather and campfire smoke. It’s a highly perfumed and intense wine with power and grace to match, especially on the finish. Drink 2015-2025.
93 points, Monica Larner, Wine Advocate (Issue # 209 - Oct 2013)