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2013 Masi Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Campolongo di Torbe

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April 28, 2024 - $130



97Wine Enthusiast

On the first pass, the wine is all violet candy, with ripe dark fruits. Then come savory herbs, dried figs and baking spice...palate is structured and rich with fine tannins...

96James Suckling

Deep, plush and tarry nose with immense concentration, yet it remains fresh, with orange chocolate, wet stones, dried blackberries and hints of oyster sauce and marzipan. Full-bodied, really intense and concentrated, with dusty tannins that linger through the very long, bittersweet finish. Chocolatey, but also zesty at the end. Really impressive.

95The Wine Advocate

The bouquet is redolent of baked fruit, kirsch and blackberry preserves. The wine also shows a slightly savory side with cured tobacco leaf and crushed clove.

95Wine Spectator

Full-bodied and rich, this well-spiced red is nevertheless elegant throughout. Features fine, plush tannins and lightly mouthwatering acidity seamlessly knit to an appealing range of black cherry coulis, rich date and fig cake accents. Shows tar-tinged smoke and earth notes that glide across the palate and linger on the finish.

95Vinous / IWC

...aromatically stunning, wafting up with a perfumed mix of lavender and violet before giving way to crushed plums and wet stone. This is pure elegance on the palate; a salty flourish complements its ripe red and black fruits, accentuated by balsamic spice. The 2013 finishes lightly structured and with outstanding length, as traces of dark chocolate slowly fade.


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.