from, WA #216 Dec 2014

Fattori Amarone della Valpolicella 2009 – 92+ pts

The 2009 Amarone della Valpolicella is loaded with sweet spice, rum cake, dried prune, cassis and balsam notes of licorice and dried mint. The grapes are left to dry for four months in a gently ventilated room. Fruit is harvested in the Bastia area, between the Val d’Alene and the Val d’Illasi. The wine offers thick concentration that is not over the top. It promises another 48 months of slow bottle evolution.

Monica Larner