Zenato Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2012
|Region||Italy, Veneto, Amarone della Valpolicella|
Wine AdvocateHere is a bold and opulent red wine from Northeast Italy. The 2012 Amarone della Valpolicella Classico opens to a tarry-black color and dense extraction. This warm vintage feels even richer and denser still. The bouquet reveals dark prune, spice, leather and tobacco. The wine shows some bitterness in the mouth with a thick and penetrating finish that sticks to the sides of your mouth. As you would expect, the finish is long and important in terms of its texture.
James SucklingAromas of dried meats, dried fruits and dried flowers follow through to a full body, juicy tannins and a ripe-fruit finish. Very soft and delicious. Drink now
Wine SpectatorThere's lovely balance to this creamy Amarone, with delicate spice and orange zest accents enlivening the flavors of black cherry puree, dried lavender, date and mineral. Well-knit tannins provide a supple frame. A crowd-pleaser. Drink now through 2026. 2,600 cases imported.