DAL FORNO AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA 2011

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Decanter
SKU
DFCO201110 UCAU
$630.00 Per item
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Bottle
750ml (Bottle)
$630.00 Per item
Very tiny quantities are made - it takes 10 vines to produce a single bottle of this exceptional wine. 2011 was blessed with a hot and dry summer ideal for these rich, ripe wines.
Very tiny quantities are made - it takes 10 vines to produce a single bottle of this exceptional wine. 2011 was blessed with a hot and dry summer ideal for these rich, ripe wines.

Scores & Reviews

99 / 100

Decanter

A black wine, and a velvet nose: pressed black fruits, seeping with fruit essences; smoke and cinders; herbal complexities; teasing floral notes, too, to lighten the tone a little. The alcohol level on the label might lead you to expect a gobstopper – so you’ll be taken aback by the fine-milled elegance of this wine, by its disposition and organisation, by its fleet-footed elegance and freshness, even though its concentration, power and textural presence make it a wine of absolute authority. There isn’t a trace of superfluous fat in the mid-palate – though it’s tongue-coating, head-turning, inspiring: a gathering of sumptuous fruited energies. “It’s very difficult to for my father to feel happy about any of his wines; he’s very critical,” said Michele. “But with this vintage, he didn’t have anything to say.”