2008 Pra Amarone della Valpolicella (1.5L)

Corvina from Valpolicella, Veneto, Italy

B-21 Top Recommendation
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From time to time, I like to walk the warehouse, see what goodies we've collected in the cold recesses over time; 50 years at this location there's no telling what we might find in the warehouse. I guess that's an advantage to having such an expansive, cold warehouse – you don't really worry about all those treasures (until the accountants start asking questions). So last week I took a stroll down Big Bottle Lane – took a special bottle or two home, too. Friends, our collection of perfectly stored big bottles of Italian wines – pristine condition, perfect provenance – would send your Pavlovian senses into overdrive. Magnums of 100 pointers, double magnums of 2007 Brunelli, big bottles of 2010 Baroli... yeah, I went nuts with the ordering; you'd think I have a love for perfection – and an affection for large formats. Well, it's Italian Madness time – okay, so I stole from basketball season, it's still catchy – and you're gonna flip for the selection; the prices are a slam dunk! Sorry, couldn't help myself... Seriously though, take a look at this selection, and remember: these are my personal stash; you won't find better conditions, or a better selection under one roof.


The 2008 Amarone della Valpolicella captures the essence of this gorgeous Amarone vintage. Sage, rosemary, black cherries, plums, menthol and tobacco all meld together as the 2008 begins to open up. Sweet, perfumed and beautifully silky, the 2008 impresses for its impeccable balance. The tannins and underlying structure are there, but they are nearly buried by the wine's pure concentration. This is a fabulous showing from Prà.

95 points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous (Mar 2014)

Alcohol By Volume: 16.5%
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