Tasted against the other top 2012 Amarone at Bottega del Vino in Verona, one of the oldest wine bars anywhere. Speri was the standout. Old school indeed, tobacco, nicotine, aged leather. Depth, rich, full. Finish serious and complete.
95 points, Bob Sprentall, B-21 Proprietor (Aug 2017)
The 2012 Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Vigneto Monte Sant'Urbano sees fruit coaxed through a warm and dry growing season. You taste that sunny intensity and fruity ripeness in this blend of 70% Corvina and Corvinone, 25% Rondinella and 5% Molinara (with over 100 days of appassimento). Prune, dried blackberry, tar, sweet spice and tobacco emerge from the bouquet with robust intensity. I always think of Amarone as a great pairing partner to Texas barbecue or pulled pork. Some 95,000 bottles were released.
93 points, Monica Larner, Wine Advocate (Issue # Interim - Sep 2019)