From the always-reliable Masi comes this Amarone from the “evening slope.” Suckling loved its “Full body, ripe and velvety tannins and a fresh finish Full, structured body that dives through layers of dark fruit, driven along by active acidity all the way to the long but not cloying finish.” Just reading that makes us so thirsty! Grab a magnum and either drink it at your next party or lay it down for the next 20 years.
This is a beautiful wine by the technical winemaking team at Masi. The 2011 Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Riserva Costasera opens to a midnight black appearance and thick concentration. On first nose, you really get a sense of the power and depth of this wine. The bouquet is redolent of dried blackberry and plum with spice, barbecue smoke and cured meat. The wine is textured and powerful in terms of mouthfeel with a thick coating of dark flavors that wrap thickly over the palate. Masi's Riserva Amarone shows great results in warm vintages like this.
Love the dark fruit with cloves and spices. Full body, ripe and velvety tannins and a fresh finish. Fleshy and rich. Wonderful balance here. Drink now.