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Bussola Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2011

$69.99
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$54.99

SKU 02189

750ml

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The wine, of garnet-russet hue, is slightly sweet, warm, robust, full, harmonious, velvety with a most satisfying touch of bitterness. It is the ideal wine with game and has no rivals as an accompaniment to hard cheeses. But its most characteristic role is as an after-dinner wine, for sipping in moments of intimacy, or for fuelling lively post-prandial conversation. It should be opened at least two hours before consumption and consumed at ambient temperature. It is the classic wine of friendship.
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Country Italy
Region Veneto
Appellation Amarone della Valpolicella
Brand Bussola
  • agv95

VinousVery deep ruby, almost inky in color. Multidimensional nose combines red cherry, raspberry syrup, gunflint, cinnamon, flowers and oak spices. Thick but magically light on its feet, with penetrating red fruit and very strong chocolaty flavors nicely framed by harmonious acidity. The sweet and ultra smooth finish saturates the palate with red fruits, chocolate and sweet spices. Sports a highish 17% alcohol by volume but you can hardly tell, a real neat trick for such a luscious, concentrated wine. Almost like drinking liquid chocolate with alcohol. Outstanding Amarone that will likely turn out to be one of the top three wines of the vintage.

Ian D'Agata, May 2017
  • ws92

Wine SpectatorDried fig and date notes enrich the baked cherry, eucalyptus and coffee liqueur flavors in this ripe and juicy Amarone, with creamy tannins. Medium- to full-bodied, showing ample spice and citrus details lingering on the finish. Drink now through 2026. 2,000 cases made.

Alison Napjus, October 31, 2017