Romano Dal Forno Amarone della Valpolicella 2002

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Type:Red WineVolume: 750ml

Winery:Romano dal Forno

Country:ItalyRegion:Veneto

District:Amarone della Valpolicella

Ratings and Tasting Notes:

AG=94 Dal Forno's 2002 Amarone is a first-class effort in every way. The wine reveals loads of ripe, generous fruit that flow onto the palate with stunning intensity. This remarkably pure Amarone possesses incredible detail in its dark wild cherries, chocolate, herbs, and toasted oak. The tannins build mightily on the finish even if this isn't one of Dal Forno's most massive wines. There is a lot of purity and depth here, although the tannins could use a little more polish. At first, I thought this might be a relatively early-maturing wine but when I came back to an unopened bottle after two-plus days it had barely budged!

JS=93 This is very balanced and refined with precise tannins and fresh acidity. Full to medium body with integrated tannins and a racy finish. Not as big and muscular as some Amarones from here but all in balance and length. Finesse. Drink now.

WS=92 Shows aromas of leather smoked ham, prune, tarry mineral, and dried flowers. An amazing panoply for a 2002, which was a weak vintage. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a long, intense, peppery finish. Given the difficulties of the vintage, this is a fine effort by Dal Forno. Drink now through 2016. 910 cases made