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2014 Valpolicella Superiore Dal Forno Romano Northern Italy  Italy Still wine

2014 Valpolicella Superiore

Dal Forno Romano

95Average Score
flagNorthern Italy / Italy
Red

Dal Forno didn’t make any Amarone in 2014 – meaning the Valpolicella benefitted from the estate’s very finest fruit. The grapes are picked then dried for 45 days, creating a particularly rich and complex wine – an Amarone by most producers’ standards. The 2014 is plush and decadent. The nose is exotic, layered with aromas of cocoa, cloves, kirsch and damson, cloaked in a vanilla sweetness from the new oak (two years, 100% new). Intoxicating, the wine shifts every time you go back to the glass. There’s a tea-like note that is so Italianate, while the palate has a sour-cherry twist of freshness to offset the richness of almost viscous dark, dried fruit. The oak dominates the finish at the moment, the tannins firm and cedary, needing a little more time to integrate. Warming yet fresh, this is a wine of real finesse and depth.

FINE+RARE  (February 2021)

6x75cl-53 Immediate | 0 Marketplace£345.00
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