Sunday, July 20, 2014

Zyme La Mattonara Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Riserva 2003

Date of Tasting: 5 June 2014
Wine Type: Red
Grape Varieties: ~ 40% Corvina, 30% Corvinone, 15% Rondinella, 10% Oseleta, 5% Croatina
Alcohol: 16%
Origin: Veneto, Italy
Appellation: DOP
Expect to Pay: ~ THB9,000
Chubby Score: 95/100
Value for money: 5/10
Professional Rating: n.a.

Appearance: dark luminous ruby
Aroma: blossom of flowers, black fruits, cinnamon, and earth
Palate: big and full with complexity. so silkily fine texture. smooth and lingering tannins. dry but with a touch of sweetness. eternal fruit bomb on the palate with cherry and dried fruits as the primary scent. endless and elegant finish.

This is a magnificent bottle of Amarone indeed: rare and unique. Tasted during Grand Italian Wine Dinner at the Tables @ Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok on 5 June 2014, it was sure the leading star of the night. So much of harmonious sensation. Ones can fall in love with this exclusive subtlety and beautiful finesse at the first sip. If you are lucky to have this in possession, cheers and enjoy for many more years to come.

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
AG = Antonio Galloni
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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