2010 Fattori – Amarone della Valpolicella – 92 points

The 2010 Amarone della Valpolicella is not an overtly fruity or jammy expression. In this regard it stands apart from its peers. Instead, this Amarone offers a drying mineral vein with flint and crushed granite beyond softer tones of dried cherry, blackberry preserves and exotic spice. The finish is off dry with some distant residual sugar. Barbecue smoke and ash appear on the close. Only 5,000 bottles were made.
Monica Larner – May 2017