A full-bodied red, yet it’s tight and polished with intense, chewy tannins, but ever so long and deep. Impressive black-truffle, ash and mineral undertones. Flavorful finish. Solid and thought-provoking. From organically grown grapes. Drinkable now, but better in two or three years.
93 points, James Suckling (Sep 2020)
While the 2017 is all about power, the 2018 Valpolicella Classico Superiore Ripasso is deeply alluring yet lifted and spry. A beautifully perfumed mix of violets, roses, sage, white pepper and crushed blackberries forms in the glass. The textures are silky, yet this is wonderfully juicy in feel, with sour cherry and zesty citrus giving way to inner herbal tones. Nuanced tannins linger, framing the expression nicely, as residual acids keep the mouth watering for more. I seldom find myself using the word “delectable” to describe a Ripasso, but that’s exactly what this is.
92 points, Eric Guido, Vinous (Feb 2021)