ALLEGRINI Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico
(Veneto, Italy) $60
Amarone, one of the great red wine classics of Italy, is very difficult to make. Much ends up tasting like dull raisin syrup. But the greatest Amarones are exquisitely rich without being heavy. Their long sweeps of complex flavors are reminiscent of exotic spices, blackberry preserves and something a touch smoky. Seductively smooth, they are an oh-my-God moment when paired with mushroom risotto dusted with aged Parmigiano Reggiano. Allegrini makes one of the most ravishing Amarones around. This gorgeous 2009 year is still available on the market and at its peak right now.
96 points KM
Available at K & L Wines