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Masi Costasera Amarone 2009

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"From one of Amarone's premier producers, this delicious Amarone delivers generous black cherry flavors, with hints of raisin, white pepper, nutmeg and chocolate. It's soft and round, with smooth, velvety tannins and compelling intensity...94" WE 11/13

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MASI:
The Boscaini family have been the owners of the Masi vineyards for six generations. Sandro Boscaini is the company president. The other members of the family involved are Sandro's children: Alessandra and Raffaele, and his brothers: Bruno who looks after the production processes, and Mario who is a sleeping partner in the company.

Editorial Reviews for Masi Costasera Amarone

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,328
4.00 5
02/02/2014

Fine on the nose with well delineated aromas of minerals and dark fruit that is peppery with grilled meat notes. Polished and rich on the palate but with good clarity to the soft dried red fruit, red cherry flavors. The palate is firm with soft tannins, but this remains very easy to drink turning fairly complex on the back end with mineral driven flavors that lead to a clean, long and slightly grippy finish. Show a nice interplay of red fruit and minerality. 89pts


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Snooth User: gmb468
1322545148
4.50 5
11/12/2014

Had it in Huntington Beach


Snooth User: Paweł Ryniewicz
118428435
4.00 5
09/23/2013

Four glasses


External Reviews for Masi Costasera Amarone

External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
01/13/2014

From one of Amarone’s premier producers, this delicious Amarone delivers generous black cherry flavors, with hints of raisin, white pepper, nutmeg and chocolate. It’s soft and round, with smooth, velvety tannins and compelling intensity.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
01/13/2014

The 2009 Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Costasera is a richly layered Amarone that shows youthful energy and budding complexity despite the fact it is only at the beginning of its evolutionary course. Immediate layers of dried fruit and pressed blackberry peel back to reveal etched mineral tones, loads of tobacco, exotic spice and even a hint of bitter chocolate. Like many of the best Amarones on the market, this wine is distinguished by its exceptional mouthfeel: Softness, thickness, sweetness and dark concentration are among its best assets. Drink 2015–2024.


External Review
03/22/2014

Deep, almost impenetrable, ruby red, with violet colored edges. Fruits of the forest, especially blueberries, on the nose, but licorice and vanilla, too. Rich and full-bodied on the palate, but soft and velvety at the same time. Excellent balance between tannins and acidity.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
01/13/2014

Rich and earthy, with a note of forest floor, this tobacco-laced version is firm and structured. The fine texture carries a core of plum compote, coffee, treacle, date and licorice. Offers a lasting finish of grilled herbs. Drink now through 2024.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/07/2014

The 2009 Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Costasera is a richly layered Amarone that shows youthful energy and budding complexity despite the fact it is only at the beginning of its evolutionary course. Immediate layers of dried fruit and pressed blackberry peel back to reveal etched mineral tones loads of tobacco exotic spice and even a hint of bitter chocolate. Like many of the best Amarones on the market this wine is distinguished by its exceptional mouthfeel: Softness thickness sweetness and dark concentration are among its best assets. Drink 2015-2024. - Monica Larner Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/07/2014

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