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Amarone della Valpolicella Riserva 2006

 Score: 94

 Release Price: $70

 Country: Italy

 Region: Veneto

 Issue: Aug 31, 2011

A lovely wine, displaying overall style and elegance, as well as a core of intriguing spice flavours that are wrapped in layers of cherry compote, damson plum preserves, dark chocolate shavings and spicy tobacco notes. There’s fine integration here, with an overall vibrancy. The long, spicy finish shows just a hint of tannins. Drink now through 2026. 200 cases imported.

 

Valpolicella Superiore Vigne Nuove 2009

 Score: 90

 Release Price: $20

 Country: Italy

 Region: Veneto

 Issue: Sep 30, 2011

A more traditional style, with a tarry note running through flavours of spiced cherry, plum and tea leaf, all framed by well-meshed tannins and subtle acidity, resulting in a wine more powerful than the first sip suggests. Drink now through 2018. 600 cases imported.

 

Amarone della Valpolicella 2006

 Score: 90

 Release Price: $NA

 Country: Italy

 Region: Veneto

 Issue: Web Only – 2010

 Offers raisin and spices on the nose, with light prune notes. Full-bodied and chewy, with lots of fruit and a long finish. Needs time to open. A solid Amarone. Best after 2011. 1,200 cases made.

 

Amarone della Valpolicella 2007

 Score: 91

 Release Price: $41

 Country: Italy

 Region: Veneto

 Issue: Aug 31, 2011

 Shows more freshness-and less of a ripe, syrupy quality-than some of its peers, with a fine balance between juicy currant and tangy black cherry fruit and notes of tar, chocolate shavings and spice box. Features a fresh linen weight instead of the more typical Amarone velvet, and lightly chalky tannins show on the firm finish. Best from 2013 through 2023. 1,000 cases imported.