Masi Costasera Amarone Classico 2011

Amarone Amarone
Veneto, Italy

$42.95 (317057)

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The 2008 vintage of this wine is featured in one of our "So, You Think You Know Wine?" videos .

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Critic Reviews (3)

David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is one of the more genteel and elegant amarones. This is not to say it is weak but this style of wine can easily...

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Steve Thurlow
Steve Thurlow

The 2011 is another good vintage of this classic Amarone. It is very smooth and quite elegant with its open and...

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Marc Chapleau
Marc Chapleau

Still young, still able to refine a couple of years although the wine is absolutely delicious. This Amarone is not so...

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Community Reviews (2)

Neil Phillips
Neil Phillips

Lots going on right from the nose, which features black plums, raisins, black mushrooms, white pepper, earth, smoke, vanilla, leather, meaty notes and a savoury undertone.

On the palate, off-dry but held nicely with acid and alcohol. All those stewed black fruits and raisins are front and centre as you'd expect, with a savoury finish that goes on for a long time.

Beautifully balanced, while drinking well now, this will definitely age further.

Tasted October 2016.

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David Brodati
David Brodati

Always a good value Amarone from Masi, the general listings Costasera delivers again with the 2011 vintage. It's still quite young though for an Amarone, but there's the rich, deep, concentrated smoothness one expects. Fig, prunes, smoke and tobacco. I picked up a funky element that seemed to hover between adding complexity and being a bit of a distraction. This may integrate with time in the bottle, something that this Costasera still needs. Should go on sale in December so keep an eye out. Tasted Nov. 2016.

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