“Monte Lodoletta” Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG 2009

    Romano Dal Forno | Veneto
    Az. Agr. Dal Forno Romano | Località Lodoletta 1 | IT 37031 Cellore d'Illasi

    "Monte Lodoletta" Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG 2009

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    "Almost impenetrably deep, purple ruby. Intensely brooding, savoury fruit. Richly concentrated and intense, but not overpoweringly so. Richly tannic while all falls into place on the finish. Long, balanced and endless, really." Jancis Robinson

    "Rich, with aromatic herb and tarry smoke notes, this silky, supple red is framed by mouthwatering acidity and dusty tannins. Shows ripe and concentrated flavors of date, sun-dried cherry, forest floor and ground spice, displaying a sense of harmony and density that suggests a long future. The finish echoes the spice and sweet fruit character." Wine Spectator

    "The 2009 Amarone della Valpolicella is one of the most sexy, open-knit young Dal Forno Amarones I can remember tasting. An enticing mélange of mocha, black cherry, bittersweet chocolate and leather captivates the senses. Incredibly open today, the 2009 can be enjoyed with minimal cellaring or aged for twenty years, perhaps beyond. Although the 2009 doesn't quite reach the heights of the truly epic vintages here, it comes very close and will provide considerable pleasure sooner than many of those wines. I don't think I have ever tasted a young Dal Forno Amarone with this much allure." Vinous

    "A remarkable vintage, with an early spring and very warm summer, producing grapes with potential sugar levels second only to 2003. As you may expect, then, this wine is bursting with plush, sweet red and black fruits; so tight and grippy as to be almost impenetrable at present. There is some cherry, herb and spirity damson towards the finish, but that really is just the tip of the iceberg." Decanter

    "This is powerful and very rich with blueberries, flowers and hints of spices. Full body with velvety tannins and ripe fruits. Very beautiful and generous but not overdone. Superb." James Suckling

    "The 2009 Amarone della Valpolicella Monte Lodoletta is a full and generous expression that delivers thick lines and robust flavors of dried blackberry, camphor ash, exotic cedar wood, licorice and tarry road pavement. This vintage saw average temperatures throughout the growing season with a few hailstorms along the way. Very dry weather led to some mild drought in July and August, with ensuing ripening and concentration of the clusters. I found this monumental wine to be irresistible when I first tasted it five years ago, and I consider it to have improved since then. This is one of the most complete and comprehensive vintages produced at Dal Forno, and it gives us an ample 360-degree view onto the might, brawn and potential of this icon wine from the Veneto. Its evolutionary track shows no sign of slowing down." Robert Parker

    395,00 €

    03292109 · 0,75 l · 526,67 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping< 24 units available

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    Product Details
    • Wine Classics: Amarone
    • Grape Varieties: 60% Corvina, 20% Rondinella, 10% Croatina, 10% Oseleta
    • Cultivation: conventional
    • Expansion: barrique
    • Development: barrique
    • Filtration: yes
    • Alcohol Content: 16,50 % vol
    • Closure: natural cork
    • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
    • Storage Potential: 2042+
    • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
    Character
    • Strong / spicy / earthy
    • Wine for Meditation
    • Wine for Fireplace/Tobacco Lovers
    Fits to:
    • Dark Meat
    • Grilled of any Kind
    • Cheese well matured
    • Hearty wild Dishes
    stored air-conditioned
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