This is impressive, powerful and very rich on the nose. On the palate, though, the wine is not as hedonistic, appealing and full of fruitiness as I had expected. You can somehow feel the aging of the wine: although the wine has probably never been strong in tannins, they are surprisingly soft now, and the gradual fading of the fruit has already begun.
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(Masi Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Costasera) Very dark red violet color; oak, tart red fruit, tart plum, dried red fruit nose; oak, tart red fruit, tart plum, dried red fruit palate; needs 6-plus years; long finish
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