Very much as per previous notes on this wine. Modern styled Amarone, a bit over average, but still not my type of wine. Too much of everything, and with 2009 being such a warm and (over) ripe vintage, it really reflects in wines like this, when I’m not a fan of Veneto wines, especially not passito method made wines, as I miss all transparency, finesse and balance, and find them too much and way overdone, sweet and alcoholic. (83– 85?)
Blind tasted. Moderate plus nose has red cherry, fresh red plum, herbs, white pepper. Moderate plus alcohol (actually high) finish and complexity. Moderate tannins. I guessed Grenache, Amarone not really on my blind radar yet.
Again, Veneto in general, and especially Amarone wines are not my style at all. However, this particular producer feels a bit more modern in style, and perhaps a bit less extreme compared to others? Still, especially in a vintage as 2009, this feels overdone and over extracted, and simply too much to suite my palate. Almost a year since I had a bottle of this, and it has not improved, rather perhaps gone the other way, as I found the last bottles more clean and fruity & less heavy and overdone. Works okay with food.
The nose came across as fruity, but savory, with black cherry followed by animal musk, floral perfumes and herbal tones. On the palate, it was bright with a medium body, showing tart cherry, dark chocolate, saline minerals and a medicinal herbal note. The finish was long, with a hint of heat showing bitter cherry. I often enjoy this wine, yet the 2009, as good as it is, seems to lack the energy of past vintages.
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