February 2, 2021 - Deep ruby-garnet; leather, dried cherries, prunes, slight tar; cherry, plummy, herbaceous, silky, medium body, good acidity, firm ripe tannins, lingering finish.
Not complex but easy-drinking and good quality. Flavour profile as Zed 57 stated. One of the better Amarone-styled ripassos I've had.
February 1, 2021 - Nice sweet cherry and charred brush with a touch of plum on the finish.
February 22, 2020 - Smakrik, mkt röda bär, bra syra, inte för syltig
September 22, 2019 - On the nose, I found masses of ripe black cherries, sweet spice, hints of mint, crushed stone, and orange citrus zest. On the palate, I soft, satiny textures were contrasted by zesty red fruits and spice giving way to savory herbs and brisk acids. The finish was long yet vibrant, showing dark fruits and savory spice with a lasting cherry freshness that I went on and on.
August 11, 2019 - Medium weight closer to Valpolicella than Amarone. Many qualities in common with a heavy (cru) Beaujolais or a structured, elegant California pinot. Red fruit (cherry) on the nose is echoed on the palate which shows m(+) body, m(+) tannin and m acid. This is a good quality with good QPR but has some hints of over extraction with limit my score. Consider this a structured Valpolicella but not an amarone replacement.
March 23, 2019 - Drack denna till hemmagjord pizza. Rätt mjuk doft samt en lite vass bärig smak. Torr eftersmak som fick munnen att krulla sig. Bra skit!
February 22, 2019 - Bu en succ.
Charmeur et assez dense, fruits compotés, prunes et mures avec
un peu de figues et de l`anis. Tanins souples et
finale assez longue. Bien.
April 22, 2018 - I was at Italy's biggest wine trade show, VinItaly, and I had several spots available in my wine suitcase. I ventured into SignorVino, which is strategically located on the edge of town in Verona, at the crossroads of nearly every destination. I bought three bottles of a Chianti Classico that I had tried on my travels through Tuscany. At the register, I noticed a display of this wine which was regularly 20€ a bottle, but was on sale: 3 bottles for 29€90. How bad could it be? I rarely buy wine these days that I did not know well or had at least tasted, but this wine called to me. Upon return home, I could not wait for the requisite couple of days before popping this puppy. On the first night? Horrendous. OK, maybe not quite that bad, but close--disjointed nose, unbalanced palate, disturbing finish. On the next day, watching Anthony Bourdain in the Alps, I returned to the wine. Wow. What a difference 86,400 seconds can make. Not the best Ripasso I have ever had, but man is this good: stewed raspberry and cherry on the nose, with a touch of spice. On the palate, nothing short of delicious, sweet fruit flavors, good acidity, depth of flavors, just short of a Whoa. thedrunkencyclist.com