Zenato Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2015
|Region||Italy, Veneto, Amarone della Valpolicella|
While this is heady and spicy, it’s also quite reserved for this producer, framing glazed cherries and dried meat against a backdrop of citrus and roasted herbs. The ornately woven texture and generous fruit work very well with the linear acidity and firm-tannin bite. Really excellent.
This is well-balanced and medium- to full-bodied, layering creamy tannins with a juicy profile of ripe black raspberry and currant fruit, woodsy spice, minerally graphite and smoke notes. Accessible and elegant. Corvina, Rondinella, Oseleta and Croatina. Drink now through 2025.
Dense, earthy and concentrated, yet well-honed in its fruit, tannin and new oak; with some ageing time ahead.