Allegrini Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2019


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“The 2019 Amarone della Valpolicella Classico is youthfully understated, requiring coaxing to reveal its depths of dried black cherries, mocha and cloves, all lifted by a hint of fresh mint. This impresses with its blend of sweet spices, opulent ripe wild berry fruits and silken textures, all balanced by brisk acidity and a pleasantly bitter tinge of dark chocolate toward the close. This finishes classically dry with dramatic length and potency, leaving a coating of fine-grained tannins that saturates, promising many years of positive evolution. Allegrini knocked this one out of the park. Wow. Drinking window: 2026-2040. 95 points

Allegrini remains one of the most dependable producers of top-shelf Amarone within Valpolicella, with a strong focus on terroir and indigenous varieties. Recent changes include a new structuring of ownership within the Allegrini family and its brands, as brothers Francesco, Giovanni and Matteo Allegrini have taken majority ownership of the property. During this recent visit, the 2019 La Poja, Allegrini’s single vineyard varietal Corvina, was not yet ready to be tasted. However, considering what I witnessed from the 2016 Amarone, I’m waiting with bated breath. Another highlight is the new 2016 Amarone Riserva Fieramonte. At 411 meters in the Fumane valley, this high-elevation site has produced one of the vintage’s top wines. The 2016 vintage has been impressing me for years. Now that the Riservas are being released, I can say without a doubt that my excitement was warranted.”

Eric Guido, Vinous (02/24)