Nothing wrong with this Amarone from magnum bottle, despite the given drinking window in this app. It was a nicely evolved Amarone and I would not even be afraid to taste it a year later. Typical Amarone. No big stellar wine.
Right from the start, this wine had something unique about it. There was pleasant, sage like herb flavor that was something we could not quite put our finger on. It was like trying to recall the name of an old friend and seeing the face but forgetting the name. This evolved nicely over time with dark chocolate and rose petals on the nose. A real treat and a wine to contemplate each sip. I was amazed when I logged into CT and found that I paid only $20 for this in 2007.
Dark ruby with cherries, fig, raisons and hints of balsamic vinegar on the nose. The palate is full throttle with raspberries predominant on the initial assault followed by raisins, figs, and nutmeg on the mid-palate. Begins to fall apart on the finish feeling disjointed and too hot. Still a nice wine with enough complexity to keep it interesting but I would like to see a better transition on the finish with the 15% alcohol integrated better.
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