Bertani Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2012
(not yet reviewed, 2009 review for reference)
96 points - Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, December 2021
Here's a true beauty from the land of pink marble, majestic mountains and the romantic Shakespearean drama Romeo and Juliet. The Bertani 2009 Amarone della Valpolicella Classico is elegantly composed and beautifully softened by time in the barrel and bottle. The bouquet is quite spectacular with dried plums and baked currants, followed closely by sweet tar, leather and smoky tar. The wine shows lots of appassimento purity, and you taste that distinctive intensity that comes from wines made with air-dried fruit. The wine is thick, syrupy and viscous, wrapping generously over the palate. This is a very special bottle.
- Monica Larner