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2018 Allegrini Amarone della Valpolicella Classico

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June 9, 2024 - $39



93Wine Spectator

A harmonious, medium- to full-bodied red structured by creamy tannins, with a zesty thread of milled pepper and anise enlivening mulled black cherry and black plum reduction. Reveals hints of stemmy herbs, dark chocolate and fresh earth that linger on the juicy finish.

93+ Vinous / IWC

Cocoa, cinnamon and clove come together with crushed plums and balsam herbs...silky and enveloping yet cool-toned in feel, with depths of dark red fruits nicely contrasted by a core of saline minerality.

93James Suckling

A very well-made Amarone that shows good poise and dryness on the palate, with black chocolate, cigars, dark raspberry jam, wax and graphite. Lots of silky, melted tannins on the medium-to full-bodied palate, before an elegant and dry finish. Excellent length.

92Wine Enthusiast

Macerated black cherries bathed in a mixture of cloves, cinnamon, thyme and pepper waft out of the glass, inviting you to delve deeper. The silky-smooth palate is full of plums and cherries, cocoa powder and freshly ground coffee.



Allegrini is a 180-acre estate in the Veneto region of northern Italy. Established in the late 17th century, the estate remains in the hands of the Allegrini family, now headed by Franco Allegrini. He runs the estate with his wife and daughter. Allegrini produces about 800,000 bottles a year, and it is mostly Valpolicella. Gambero Rosso, Italy’s leading wine journal, has noted that Allegrini “remains an anchor for Valpolicella. This traditional estate began its gearing up to quality before wine became fashionable and today it offers traditional wines in a modern idiom.”


Italy, Veneto, Amarone della Valpolicella

Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG, usually called simply Amarone, was awarded its prestigious DOCG appellation status in 2009. Though lush, high alcohol content red wines have been made in the Veneto since the ancient Greeks settled there, the popularity of Amarone over the last few decades has resulted in international demand for the wine. Amarone is typically made from 45% to 95% Corvina, blended with Rondinella and other indigenous grapes. The blend is essentially the same as for Valpolicella, but Amarone is made from dried grapes, which gives it a rich, viscous quality and an alcohol content between 14% and 20%. Though Amarone is a dry wine, there is a sweet version called Recioto della Valpolicella. The recioto style wines are included in the DOCG, and the word “ripasso” on label usually indicates the sweeter style.