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Monte Del Frá Lena Di Mezzo Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico 2009 Wine Review

Monte Del Frá Lena Di Mezzo Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico 2009

Monte Del Frá  Lena Di Mezzo Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico 2009

Veneto D.O.C.G., Italy

Community Score: 4.6/5

Community Reviews: 3

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Price: $49.95

Drink: 2013-2019

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 15%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine


Winery: Monte Del Frá

Agent: Signature Wines & Spirits

Product: 47506

Product: 216085

Natalie's Score: 92/100

Full-bodied and remarkable lively for such a towering, well-structured red wine. It offers seductive aromas of dark spices, black fleshy cherry and mouth-watering juiciness. Balanced, deep, concentrated and long. Just the way you want the perfect evening to go. Try it with prime rib.

Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico food pairings: beef, prime rib, hamburger.

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This was reviewed March 7, 2015 by

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Heather Wall - CS; WSET Advanced rated this wine as 93/100 with the following review:

Bring on your finer cuts of red meat because it's Amarone time! This elixir is inky and brooding ruby in the glass with great slow legs. Concentrated aromas and flavours of black cherry, blackberry, violets, fig, vanilla, toast, raisin, prune, wet wool, leather, earth,basil, and warm spices to name but a few. A whopping 15% abv but I don't taste heat. Fresh acidity and some evident tannins round out the mouthfeel. Drinking nicely now but this definitely has ageing potential. I'd love to try in 5 years then 10.
Tasted: March 2015
Traditional Amarone that uses the ripasso winemaking making method of drying the grapes on mats before fermentation to add concentration, depth and flavour. - Community Wine Reviews
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