Exotic spices, medicinal cherry and sweet herbs come together to form a dramatic and deeply alluring display on the 2016 Amarone della Valpolicella Classico. It’s silky and energetic, with a savory showing of mineral-tinged black fruits, cinnamon and cocoa. This hides its 16.5% abv perfectly, tapering off to peppery inner florals over a gentle tug of fine tannin. You can feel the 2016’s girth, yet it manages to carry that weight with ease. Very nice.
92 points, Eric Guido, Vinous (Feb 2021)