Zenato Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Sergio Zenato Riserva 2011 - Stirling Fine Wines
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Zenato Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Sergio Zenato Riserva 2011
SKU: 28555

Zenato Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Sergio Zenato Riserva 2011

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750ml
$135.99

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Category Red Wine
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Region Italy, Veneto, Amarone della Valpolicella
Brand Zenato
Alcohol/vol 16.5%
Colour: intense ruby red, becoming garnet red with the passing of the years. Bouquet: intense, fruity (cherry, Marasca cherry and small berries), spicy. Taste: warm, full-bodied with great structure. Serving temperature: 18°C, open an hour before serving. Gastronomical combinations: perfect with roast meats, game, grilled steak and mature cheeses, but perfect for enjoyment without a meal.
Wine Spectator
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This is rich and full-bodied yet elegant overall, showing supple tannins layered with a sleek, finely knit mix of baked black currant, fig cake, dried thyme and coffee liqueur flavors. A streak of fragrant, smoky mineral drives the finish. Drink now through 2026. 1,500 cases made.

Alison Napjus, 2017
Wine Advocate
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This is the Zenato family's top-shelf red wine. The 2011 Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Riserva Sergio Zenato offers a huge aromatic presentation and a slow, syrupy appearance with viscous glycerine that spreads evenly over the surface of the glass. The concentration is so big and overdone, you taste the bitterness and the ripeness of the grape skins. This is the proverbial too-much-of-a-good-thing wine at a whopping 16.5% alcohol. It's hard to know what to pair it with, if not aged Stilton cheese. There is a subtle touch of sweetness on the close.

Monica Larner, May 31, 2017