I expected more from this Amarone, but didn

Friday, November 7, 2008

Brand NameCesari
Other Wines Reviewed
Wine NameAmarone della Valpolicella Classico
Vintage (Year)2005
Wine ClassRed
Wine TypeCorvina Veronese, Molinara, Rondinella
Alcohol %14%
Bottle Size750ml
Price$30 - $50
Site Rating6 (on a scale of 1-10)

There is the saying that a good Amarone will cost more than $50 a bottle, and while I did find a capable entry for a little more than $30, this wine proves that point.

It was hard for me to slam Cesari, because I love their Mara Ripasso, and one of my middle names is Cesare, however, I felt that this wine was lacking some of the complexity and strength of a standard Amarone. Could it be that I first started with drinking an expensive Tommasi Amarone, like having my first driving experience in a Rolls, only to feel somewhat sad when trying something else?

Maybe Cesari makes some other Amarones, or maybe they have some older ones that would be great now, or maybe still this one should be aged for a couple more years before drinking. In any case, I wasn't feeling it, but that's not to say that it isn't a nice inexpensive Amarone.

For those of you that haven't tried one before, maybe start here, and then work your way up when you have a little bit more coin to play with.


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