MASTINO AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA CLASSICO - 2000
70% Corvino, 10% Molinara, 20% Rondinella.
Transparent red color with brown edges. Spicy pepper and dark musty floral nose. Barnyard on the palate with prune, leather and asphalt. As the wine opens up blackberry and black raspberry flavors emerge.
SCORE & RECOMMENDATION:
As Amarones go, this wine has a lot going on in terms of flavor. It is well-rounded and structured but it doesn't come across as something to savor. At $40 a bottle, you should get something electric and alluring and that's not what's here.