Dal Forno Romano Amarone della Valpolicella 1996

Red Wine from Veneto, Italy
$500.00
An exceptionally made wine that is aging gracefully.
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Professional Reviews

Robert Parker

RP 99
"Dal Forno's virtually perfect 1996 is undoubtedly the finest Amarone I have ever tasted. Its inky black/purple color is accompanied by extraordinarily pure, graphite-infused, blackberry, plum, mineral, licorice, and espresso flavors. Despite its monumental intensity and richness, this wine is not heavy, somehow managing to conceal its 17.5% alcohol! As compelling an Italian wine as I have ever tasted, it should prove to be unbelievably long-lived." -Robert Parker

Decanter

D 95
"Tight, grippy red and black fruits are accompanied by spice and a hint of vanilla-infused wood. There is some plummy juiciness to the fruit on the mid-palate, but it's offset by the drying tannins on the finish."

Wine Spectator

WS 93
"Bright and fruity Amarone, with pepper, crushed berries and hints of new wood. Full-bodied and very velvety, with a long, long juicy finish. Gorgeous and decadent. The master of Amarone hits it again."

Wine Enthusiast

WE 91
"At 17.5% alcohol with a color akin to ink or oil, overwhelming berry flavors and massive tannins, this drew mixed reviews from our tasting panel. Advocates loved its intensity and viscosity. The extraction is unparalleled, they noted. Detractors, however, found it sweet and unbalanced."

Details

  • Country

    Italy

  • Region

    Veneto

  • Grape Variety

    Corvina , Red Blend

  • Vintage

    1996

  • Size

    750ml

  • Farming Practice

    Traditional

  • Style

    Earthy , Fruity , Rich

  • Sweetness

    Dry

  • Body

    Full Bodied