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2018 Sant' Antonio Amarone della Valpolicella Castagnedi

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May 26, 2024 - $23



93The Wine Advocate

...sweet-smelling bouquet with pressed fruit, candied cherry, rum cake and raisins...shows balanced results with a hint more firmness in terms of its tannic structure.

93Vinous / IWC

...opens with a dusty mix of black currants and lavender offset by clove and mocha hints. This shows the lift and finesse of the vintage while imparting undeniable elegance as depths of ripe red fruits are offset by a bitter tinge of dark chocolate...finishes structured with fine-grained tannins, licorice and inner violet florals.

93James Suckling

Plenty of spicy and meaty nuances to the dried red and black fruit on the nose, together with hints of walnut oil and pressed flowers...plenty of bright dried fruit and almost salty mineral freshness. The tannins are well-integrated. Long and intense.

91Wine Enthusiast

Dried cherry, dried cranberry, star anise, clove and a hint of pepper open the nose... Soft and plush on the palate, highlighting dried cherry and loads of baking spices...begins to reveal turned earth, bitter chocolate and floral notes as it opens. It's really well-structured, with elegant tannins and the needed acidity to keep the wine in balance.

17+ Jancis Robinson

Lots of clove spice; the presence of French oak is strong. Fragrant and yet powerful. Damascene-drenched red fruit, peppery intensity. Compact, smoky, charcoal-dusted fruit – really exciting and tense.


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.