ALLEGRINI AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA CLASSICO
One of Venetos best wines, the Allegrini Amarone is a benchmark for the style. Layers of complex flavours from smoked meat and raisined berries to mocha and violets this is a wine for enthusiasts and connoisseurs alike. This wine is consistently one of the best to come out of Italy.
2013 not yet reviewed, but this is what they said about the 2012:
Robert Parker: 93 points
Allegrini has crafted a wine of enormous power and opulence. The 2012 Amarone della Valpolicella Classico is out-sized and decisively overdone. This wine will appeal to a hard-core group of Amarone enthusiasts who appreciate extra darkness, extract and intensity. You get all of that in this hot-vintage Amarone, and you also get a significant dose of oak spice (it ages in barrique for 18 months). In fact, those toasted tones of Christmas spice, clove and dark vanilla are what first emerge from the bouquet. And they emerge with force. The wine is super thick and dense. You could almost drink it with a spoon. I drank from the bottle 24 hours after opening it, and the wine was just as pristine and impactful as the day before. It remained virtually unchanged. The alcohol touches 16%.