Friday, September 12, 2008

LaRagose Amarone 2001

  • Area: Italy, Della Valpolicella
  • Grape: Amarone
  • Alcohol: 15%
  • Rating: Black 92, Dilettante 95, Nwjr 94
Description: Aromas of prune, cherry and leather waft out of the glass. The mouth-feel is dense and chewy. Sophisticated and harmonious flavors of dark fruit, raisin, leather, spice and black cherries are wrapped around a core of soft tannins. The finish is long, spicy and evolving. Full-bodied and rich, this Amarone has a lot of Old World earthiness.

Price: $60

Food Pairing: red meat, duck, chocolate, soft cheese, Italian cookies

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