The 2015 Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Riserva Capitel Monte Olmi takes things to another level. It coats the glass with a deep purple sheen while wafting up a dark and alluring bouquet of currants, raisins, black licorice and a lifting note of spiced citrus. There are depths of velvety texture here, offset by juicy acids and tart red fruits that saturate all they touch, leaving a complex coating of savory spices, minerals and fine tannins. This is structured, long, packed full of character, yet with a balance that will carry it for many years in the cellar. Wow.
94 points, Eric Guido, Vinous (Feb 2021)
This single-vineyard bottling opens with multifaceted aromas of new leather, forest floor, fragrant purple flowers and spice. The bold, densely concentrated palate doles out baked plum, stewed prune, nutmeg and licorice framed in tightly knit, velvety tannins. You'll also notice the heat of evident alcohol on the close, but the fleshy fruit flavors don't let it dominate. Drink 2022–2030.
92 points, Kerin O'Keefe, Wine Enthusiast (Mar 2021)
Dried-cherry, fruit-peel, leather and walnut aromas on the nose with some bark, too. It’s full-bodied and powerful with lingering, bittersweet chocolate, walnut and peppercorn notes. Fluid and attractive. Drink or hold.
92 points, James Suckling (Nov 2020)