2009 Tommaso Bussola 'Vigneto Alto' Amarone della Valpolicella Classico

$199.95
VN95+

Let’s not forget Bussola, another master of the Amarone DOCG. Vinous loved this wine’s “Precise aromas of crushed red cherry, cinnamon, plum and clove. Suave and pure on the multilayered palate, with floral and sweet spicy elements dominating the ripe rich red cherry and berry flavors. Utterly explosive on the seamless finish, which features outstanding rising length, energy and precision... When it comes to making superlative Amarone wines, Bussola is right up there with Quintarelli and Dal Forno.

Varietal:
Red Blend
Vintage:
2009
Aging:
30 months
Oak Treatment:
Slovenian and French Oak
Appellation:
Veneto
Sub-Appellation:
Amarone della Valpolicella
Vineyard:
Vigneto Alto
Alcohol %:
16.5%
SKU #:
1WTBU09IR3AMARONEALTO
VN95+

Vinous

Fully saturated inky ruby. Superb nuance and lift to the aromas of raspberry, kirsch, violet, licorice pastille and sweet spices. Wonderfully sappy and energetic in the mouth, with outstanding energy and lift to its red and darker fruit, floral and mineral flavors. This powerful wine showcases an exhilarating balance of sweetness and acidity, not to mention noble tannins that provide backbone to the fleshy ripe fruit on the building, violet aftertaste. Despite the lesser vintage, this is deeper and more concentrated more than Bussola’s memorable 2009 TB Amarone.