Michele Castellani Colle Cristi Collezione Ca' Del Pipa Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico 2006

Amarone Amarone
Veneto, Italy

$44.95 (222109)

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August 20, 2011

Community Reviews (4)

Vince Stranges
Vince Stranges

This polished red smells ripe and dense on the nose, but reins it in a bit on the palate, offering a more subtle array of kirsch and prune flavors, with notes of aromatic tobacco, leather, graphite and dark chocolate shavings and a long, smoky finish. Compact tannins create a sense of tight focus, suggesting a long life ahead. Best from 2013 through 2030. Score - 93. (Alison Napjus, winespectator.com, Oct. 15, 2011)

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Alex Muradov
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Tony  G
Tony G

Outstanding. Big leather, black plum, spice flavours. Had with bacon-wrapped fillet mignon. Loved it. Ready now but still has legs for years.

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Templeton Smith
Templeton Smith

This amarone has a wonderful bouquet of fresh fruit, flowers, mint, vanilla ice cream and slight earthiness. The palate is intense with cooked fruit and cherries, and good length. The vanilla makes me think it might be over-oaked. Nonetheless the corvina doesn't show through in all its flavours. So it's not the most representative of amarones but a very good one on its own.

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