Sunday, October 6, 2013

Tedeschi Amarone della Valpolicella Classico DOC 2006

Date of Tasting: 9 September 2013
Wine Type: Red
Grape Varieties: 30% Corvina, 30% Corvinone, 30% Rondinella, 10% Rossignola, Oseleta, Negrara, and Dindarella
Alcohol: 16%
Origin: Veneto, Italy
Appellation: DOC (Denominazione di Origine Controllata)
Expect to Pay: ~ THB1,500 - 2,500 (retail price in Thailand)
Chubby Score: 89/100
Value for money: 6/10
Professional Rating: WA - 93/100, WS - 92/100, WE - 91/100

Appearance: thick but transparent red
Aroma: bouquet of red fruits and note of vanilla
Palate: good balance but tend towards acidity side, rather drier on palate than expected, long lasting ripe berries and cherries flavour, tannins are silky and fully integrated, medium on the body

Amarone is perhaps not really my type. Really high in alcohol level. It does contain good complexity but I did not find it's charming and interesting that much. Well, this bottle is kind of ready for enjoying and it should last 5 more years. At least, not a bad value for Amarone.

Score Explanation
95+ = classic and extraordinary
90+ = outstanding in its class
85+ = recommended wine with some degree of enjoyment
80+ = drinkable occasionally

WA = Wine Advocate
WS = Wine Spectator
WE = Wine Enthusiast
JR = Jancis Robinson
DC = Decanter
JS = James Suckling
BH = Burghound
FS = Falstaff Magazine
ST = Stephen Tanzer
CT = Cellar Tracker Average Score

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