Masi Costasera Amarone 2006, Veneto

The fact that this is under $40 and always available at the LCBO does not mean that amarone fans should ignore it for... David Lawrason - LCBO, SAQ, BCLDB
317057
317057
Masi Costasera Amarone 2006, Veneto Bottle
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Masi Costasera Amarone 2006, Veneto 91 12 $39.95
David Lawrason http://www.winealign.com/profile/466-David-Lawrason

The fact that this is under $40 and always available at the LCBO does not mean that amarone fans should ignore it for...

John Szabo, MS http://www.winealign.com/profile/3333-John-Szabo%2C-MS

Still quite tight and closed on the nose, Masi's '06 Costasera nonetheless shows superb balance and elegance on the...

Steve Thurlow http://www.winealign.com/profile/468-Steve-Thurlow

2006 was a great vintage for Amarone because not only were the conditions ideal for the harvest they also remained...

Evan Saviolidis http://www.winealign.com/profile/3282-Evan-Saviolidis

Masi denotes a great vintage (for them) via 5 stars on their Costasera label. Indeed, the wine has extra punch and it...

Masi Costasera Amarone 2006, Veneto

Amarone Amarone
Veneto, Italy

$39.95 (317057)

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January 11, 2008

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Still quite tight and closed on the nose, Masi's '06 Costasera nonetheless shows superb balance and elegance on the...

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Steve Thurlow
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2006 was a great vintage for Amarone because not only were the conditions ideal for the harvest they also remained...

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Evan Saviolidis
Evan Saviolidis

Masi denotes a great vintage (for them) via 5 stars on their Costasera label. Indeed, the wine has extra punch and it...

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Andrew Hunter
Andrew Hunter

Solid Amarone at a great price.

Dark purple. Rich nose of raisins, stewed plums, anise, some floral notes and a hint of smoke. Alcohol is pretty high but very well contained in full bodied, ripe, dense, dark fruit and flavours of Christmas cake, vanilla/oak and a touch of espresso. Good acidity and very well balanced tannins. Long finish.

Delicious now but wiil certainly cellar for another decade.

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Marlene Lachowich
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Tyler Philp
Tyler Philp

Reliable. That's what this is. Masi has hit the nail right on the head with their amarone in 2006 but then, the Costasera is always good. This is a big wine, full bodied and full throttle - one glass is enough but you'll come back for another. Expect dark fruits, some spice and yes, chocolate - that does it for me every time. Decant well before serving or cellar it for years to come.

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Barb Rowlandson
Barb Rowlandson

This wine took my amarone maidenhead (maidenhood?). Thank you, for being strong, yet gentle. Clearly you are an experienced amarone.

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dan  woolford
dan woolford

noticably different after a few hours in the glass. For the price it is very good

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Dan Trcka
Dan Trcka

This lightly aromatic, medium bodied Amarone has fruity to integrated notes of cherry, black currant, chocolate and green pepper. The tannins are subtle (decant for 30 min) and the finish is medium. It should be at it’s best sometime in 2011-2013. My impression: NICE. However, I would not buy it again as I consider the price to be too high. I have tried some Ripassos that performed better for under $20. Tasted Mar/10.

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