Amarone, Dal Forno 2006
This is very lifted and intense with treacle tart, licorice, light asphalt, chili and chocolate. Full body with very intense dried fruits like raisins, sultanas and prunes, but there's a nutmeg and clove undertone to it. Very chewy and intense on the finish. Big wine but racy and fresh. Stunning Amarone.
|Score: 98||James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com (229), April 2015|
A more modern-styled offering, the 2006 Romano dal Forno Amarone della Valpolicella was enormously endowed with nearly over-the-top levels of concentration, ripeness, blackberry and cassis fruit, licorice, tar and floral notes. Both are spectacular wines (probably hitting 15-16% natural alcohol) and were killer efforts to have at the end of this somewhat disappointing meal.
|Score: 98+||Robert Parker, Hedonists Gazette, September 2014|
Polished and expressive, this shows a smoky baseline of graphite-laced minerality, with fine-grained tannins and mouthwatering acidity focusing the flavors of date, kirsch, ground anise and clove, with a touch of cocoa powder. Drink now through 2022. 1,000 cases imported.
|Score: 94||Alison Napjus, Decanter Magazine, October 2012|
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