Sartori Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico Corte Brà 2004
A superrich, very complex wine with aromas of plum liqueur, bacon and mint. On the palate it has that smoky, raisiny character that is the hallmark of fine Amarone. Sustained by a solid structure, good depth and a fine finish.Add winemaker's notes
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A superrich, very complex wine with aromas of plum liqueur, bacon and mint. On the palate it has that smoky, raisiny character that is the hallmark of fine Amarone. Sustained by a solid structure, good depth and a fine finish.
This wine has a leg up on the competition thanks to its elegance. Vibrant ruby red in color, its aromas include ripe cherry, milk chocolate, leather, tobacco and Indian spice. Yes, the aromas are intense, but they are weaved together in a seamless, harmonious fashion creating a polished and pristine whole. Try it with roast leg of lamb and broad bean purée.
Pretty mineral tones of delicate talc powder and dried flowers frame a powerful wine that reveals a dense core of dried fruit and raisins at its heart. This Amarone is dense and sweet in the mouth with chewy tannins and good length.
Attractive citrus fruit and ripe plum aromas lead to a full body, with lovely silky tannins and texture, followed by a long, caressing finish. Drink now or age. Best from 2011 through 2018.
The 2004 Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Corte Bra is the estate's more important Amarone bottling. It naturally shows more richness and density, along with a darker more inward personality. As good as this is, the French oak is a bit overdone and attenuates the finish. There is no question Sartori is working with first-class fruit; now it's up to the winemaking to be less intrusive. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2024.