Santi Amarone della Valpolicella Proemio 2005

Santi Amarone della Valpolicella Proemio 2005


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An awesome Amarone '05 with a modern profile that is subtle despite the richness deriving from partial drying of the grapes, offering clear, fresh flowery aromas and notes of forest fruit. Already excellent today, it will only improve with bottle-ageing. This is a stunning Amarone. Food Match: Venison, soft cheeses, red meat, game, duck, chocolate.
Category Red Wine
Country Italy
Region Veneto
Appellation Amarone della Valpolicella
Brand Santi
  • ws91

Wine SpectatorOffers sweet raspberry and light toasty oak on the nose. Full-bodied, with a lovely balance of fine tannins and a long, caressing finish. Reserved yet beautiful. Better than previously reviewed. Best from 2011 through 2016. 1,750 cases made.

James Suckling, July 31, 2010
  • wa91

Wine AdvocateThe 2005 Amarone della Valpolicella Proemio is made in a richer, more generous style than the regular bottling. It shows an additional layer of voluptuousness to the fruit along with a more extroverted personality. The French oak is very nicely balanced. Hints of chocolate, menthol, licorice and leather linger on the close. This is a terrific effort in a challenging harvest. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2020.

Antonio Galloni, February 2011

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