2012 Dal Forno Romano Amarone Della Valpolicella DOCG

$415.00
JS97

There’s only one Dal Forno, the undisputed master of Amarone. Dry but sweet in its fruit, this elixir features notes of melted French chocolate, candied black cherries, and fresh-roasted coffee, all overlaying a beautifully ethereal and filigreed palate. This is a true wine of meditation, the creation of an abject perfectionist, best enjoyed at the end of a special meal with some simple fruit, cheeses, and spirited discussion. Suckling lost his cool: “A decadent nose of treacle tart, chocolate, tar, tons of black fruit such as blackberries and mulberries and even ash and licorice. A dense, layered mouthfeel makes for a full-bodied palate that's explosive yet somehow so refined and pretty all at the same time. The finish goes on and on. Incredible now, but better to wait for this giant to settle well into 2020.”

Varietal:
Red Blend
Vintage:
2012
Aging:
36 months
Oak Treatment:
French Oak; 100% new
Appellation:
Veneto
Sub-Appellation:
Amarone della Valpolicella
Total Varietal Composition %:
60% Corvina, 20% Rondinella, 10% Croatina, 10% Oseleta
Alcohol %:
17.0%
SKU #:
1WDFO12IR3AMARONE
JS97

James Suckling

A decadent nose of treacle tart, chocolate, tar, tons of black fruit such as blackberries and mulberries and even ash and licorice. A dense, layered mouthfeel makes for a full-bodied palate that's explosive yet somehow so refined and pretty all at the same time. The finish goes on and on. Incredible now, but better to wait for this giant to settle well into 2020