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Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico. Bertani 2013

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Here we have a wine just hitting its stride and full of aromatic tea, dried soil, dried flowers, a bit of fungi, and an underlying sweetness to the emerging notes of dried meat, licorice and cooked fennel. While the nose gives the impression of something older, this is still fresh and tight on entry, with real focus, and very elegant with attractive freshness to the fruit. Very much in the house style with dried fruit tones cast over a bed of fresh cherry fruit. There's plenty of emerging tannin here and underlying minerality, inner mouth umami notes emerge on the midpalate then the fruit tries to explode on the finish which is long and shows complexity younger versions lack. Very acid driven on the finale, with air the nose gains more soil driven components, and complex dried herb and incipient tobacco notes. Raspberry fruit starts to pop on the midpalate, and the finish gains additional layers of flavor. This could probably evolve over the course of day giving a fascinating drinking experience, and remains a good candidate for an additional decade or two of cellaring. 94pts

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Editorial Reviews for Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico. Bertani

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,748
4.50 5
Vintage: 2001 02/02/2014

Here we have a wine just hitting its stride and full of aromatic tea, dried soil, dried flowers, a bit of fungi, and an underlying sweetness to the emerging notes of dried meat, licorice and cooked fennel. While the nose gives the impression of something older, this is still fresh and tight on entry, with real focus, and very elegant with attractive freshness to the fruit. Very much in the house style with dried fruit tones cast over a bed of fresh cherry fruit. There's plenty of emerging tannin here and underlying minerality, inner mouth umami notes emerge on the midpalate then the fruit tries to explode on the finish which is long and shows complexity younger versions lack. Very acid driven on the finale, with air the nose gains more soil driven components, and complex dried herb and incipient tobacco notes. Raspberry fruit starts to pop on the midpalate, and the finish gains additional layers of flavor. This could probably evolve over the course of day giving a fascinating drinking experience, and remains a good candidate for an additional decade or two of cellaring. 94pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,748
4.00 5
Vintage: 1988 09/22/2008

This shows wonderful development in contrast to the younger Amarone. Full of funghi with leafy, compsty nuances that build on the agelica root spiciness. Hints of cigarette tobacco and powdered sugar add depth. This is still big and rich in the mouth with excellent balance, full of red fruits and a hint of apply sweetness across the midpalate and leading to a clean, long finish. Drink 2008-2016


Member Reviews for Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico. Bertani

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Snooth User: Anna Savino
64051346,172
4.00 5
Vintage: 2004 04/19/2012

I agree with Wine.com's review. The bouquet was very rich full of dried fruit and spices. It reminded me of a berry fruitcake! The best part was how full and smooth this wine was in the mouth. Nice finish. This was a unique experience to taste something so bold yet so smooth!


Snooth User: Kristin Watts
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2004 02/12/2012

Bright red cherry and raspberry notes abound with some very nice balanced acidity. Subtle dark fruit with elegant, soft oak.


Snooth User: Kate Statton
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2004 02/01/2012

The unique aging process on this bottle is evident throughout the tasting. Smells of deep black cherry lead to a nicely fruited wine with great balance and flavor.


Snooth User: ApelsecS
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5.00 5
Vintage: 2004 02/12/2014

Five glasses


Snooth User: Paul Robles
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2003 01/12/2013

Four glasses


Snooth User: deconut
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5.00 5
Vintage: 2000 08/16/2010

Everything you would expect from a 2000 vintage


Snooth User: chu
43814715
5.00 5
Vintage: 2000 03/29/2010

received as a gift from a dinner guest and good family friend gift waped so didn't bother to open till after they left...I alredy had wine set for dinner oh what a surprise when we opened it Superb just had so much going on and seemed to keep getting better as we sipped and talked (over a couple hours)cherries,velvet,sweet but not overly as if it only seemed that way for a second or 2 I rember when we both took our first sniff and taste we both raised our eyebrows in wow.....Its been along time since a wine has had the same effect on the both of us and it just continued till we were done.......I did go out and get another for our cellar....

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    External Reviews for Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico. Bertani

    External Review
    Vintage: 2009 07/18/2010

    A Proprietary Blend wine from Veneto in Italy. 2009 Bertani Amarone Valpolicella 750ml


    External Review
    Vintage: 2006 02/02/2014

    Four and a half glasses


    External Review
    Vintage: 2004 07/20/2011

    Amarone 2000 - Quarterly Review of Wines/ Very young and grapey; abundant fruit, good acid, plenty of tannin for structure. This is a classic youthful Amarone from one of the most traditional houses.


    External Review
    Vintage: 2004 07/20/2011

    Gentle Wines from Verona/ This wine is a deep garnet red, with aromas of cherries, sweet pipe tobacco, vanilla and a light touch of spice. On the palate, the rich, mouthfilling textures sport cherries, vanilla, and chocolate, held aloft with a thread of eucalpytus and hazelnut. The long finish multiplies the enjoyment of this wine and lingers for several minutes on the palate.


    External Review
    Vintage: 2004 07/20/2011

    / There's a particular elegance here that is impossible to beat: The wine is spectacular overall, but never too ornate, and earns high praise for its purity. Aromas of resin, tar, apple and almond are distinct and vibrant and the wine delivers firm, dusty tannins and excellent length.


    External Review
    Vintage: 2004 07/20/2011

    Amarone 2000 - Wine Investors Buyer's Guide/ An aroma of fresh berries emerges. The palate delivers a blast of cranberries, cocoa and vanilla. The texture is chewy and rustic.


    External Review
    Vintage: 2004 03/08/2012

    Aged in traditional oak casks for six long years, Bertani s beautiful 2004 Amarone delivers the best of Valpolicella. It shows beautiful complexity and elegance that is articulated by tobacco, brown sugar, cassis and sweet tobacco flavors.


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    <p>Unlike many other local producers in the Valpolicella region, Bertani owns its own vineyards and Bertani's harvest originates entirely in the firm's own vineyards. Made from Corvina Veronese 70%, Rondinella 25%, Molinara 5% grapes, this full-bodied, dense garnet colored wine tastes of all the red-berry fruits plus a touch of vanilla.</p>


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