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Bussola Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico 2006

Member Review by VegasOenophile:

This had been open a day or two... or three by the time I got to taste it. The nose was oxidized, but sometimes Amarone is this way. Big cassis and liquor on the nose also. Intense anise and stewed dark fruit on the palate. Flavors of plum, clove, cinnamon and other dried berry notes as well as sage. Interesting. 3/10/12

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Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,198
3.50 5
04/02/2012

This had been open a day or two... or three by the time I got to taste it. The nose was oxidized, but sometimes Amarone is this way. Big cassis and liquor on the nose also. Intense anise and stewed dark fruit on the palate. Flavors of plum, clove, cinnamon and other dried berry notes as well as sage. Interesting. 3/10/12


Snooth User: dlellis
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4.00 5
10/11/2012

Four glasses


External Reviews for Bussola Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico

External Review
Source: Wine Gems @ Perriello's
10/12/2011

Veneto, ItalyBussola Amarone della Valpolicella Classico is a classic red wine gem made from the Veneto region in the northeast of Italy. This beautiful blend of Corvinone, Corvina Grossa and Rondinella is the perfect red to enjoy with good friends over a rich meal. When Veneto legend Giuseppe Quintarelli was asked years ago to name the region's next superstar, he didn't hesitate: Tommaso Bussola. Today Bussola's wines have become world-famous for their incredible intensity of fruit and he has been awarded numerous Tre Bicchieri honors from Gambero Rosso. In the words of Antonio Galloni in Wine Advocate, "These are remarkable wines of the highest level." Wine Spectator rated this 2006 Bussola Amarone 93 points. We find it a true red wine gem!Bussola Amarone della Valpolicella Classico is dark ruby red in color with an enticing nose of blackberries, raisins, leather, cedar and chocolate. It is full in body with soft acidity and silky tannins, offering rich flavors of black raspberry, dates, coffee, cedar, and spice. Bussola uses different barrel sizes, woods (oak, cherry, chestnut, acacia) and aging for each wine, and is always experimenting to add depth and complexity to the wine. The finish is long, smooth and velvety.Enjoy Bussola Amarone della Valpolicella Classico over the next 15-20 years with osso bucco, roast lamb, lasagna, and aged cheeses.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

The 2006 Amarone della Valpolicella Classico is gorgeous. Dark cherries, plums, flowers, mint and licorice are among the nuances that are woven in a fabric of total class and elegance. The 2006 impresses for its beautifully delineated flavors and gorgeous overall balance. It is a fabulous wine at this level and a great choice for drinking over the next few years. Anticipated maturity: 2012andndash;2016.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
10/26/2012

A ripe, velvety red, with a fine frame of supple tannins, displaying flavors of prune, kirsch, bitter herbs and loamy earth, with just a hint of savory-sweet sun-dried tomato. Therersquo;s a subtle juiciness, with a sweet, smoky note that builds toward the long finish. Drink now through 2026.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
10/26/2012

The 2006 Amarone della Valpolicella Classico is gorgeous. Dark cherries, plums, flowers, mint and licorice are among the nuances that are woven in a fabric of total class and elegance. The 2006 impresses for its beautifully delineated flavors and gorgeous overall balance. It is a fabulous wine at this level and a great choice for drinking over the next few years. Anticipated maturity: 2012ndash;2016.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

The 2004 Amarone della Valpolicella Classico is the wine that formerly carried the ldquo;BGrdquo; designation as the estatersquo;s entry-level Amarone. This is an accessible, fresh style of Amarone with well-delineated aromatics and plenty of clean, focused fruit. Medium in body, it offers outstanding finesse and depth on the palate. This bottling is aged in a combination of small and large barrels of various sizes. Anticipated maturity: 2008ndash;2014.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

The 2005 Amarone della Valpolicella Classico is a beautiful entry-level wine. This mid-weight, feminine Amarone is layered with rose petals, raspberries, truffles, sweet tobacco and herbs. The 2005 shows lovely length and polish in an understated style. I donrsquo;t see this making old bones, but it should drink nicely for at least a handful of years. Anticipated maturity: 2011ndash;2015.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

Compact and pure, with lovely floral aromas accompanying the sweet date, currant and lightly spiced vanilla. Full-bodied, with a tight, firm tannin structure underpinning the dense dried fruit, followed by a long finish. A stylish Amarone. Best after 2010.


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