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Michele Castellani Cinque Stelle Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2015

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There are 2 user submitted reviews for this wine.

Daniel O'Keefe rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Dried jammy fruits, namely prune, raisin, blackberry, plum, and black cherry, intermingle with oak, chocolate, tobacco, and leather. Quite young, dense, restrained, and tight, but it can be coaxed to share its bold character with a vigorous swirl or healthy decant. Tannins are firm yet smooth, acidity potent but balanced, and body is typically full though not excessive. Ideally this bottle will be cellared for another three to seven years, and be served with wild boar ragu or a hearty beef and veggie stew.
Linda Mertes WSET 2 rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

A full-bodied Amarone with 70% Corvina, 25% Rondinella and 5% Molinara, this wine has aromas of cherry and spice that continue to the dark fruit and berry palate with some herbal notes. It is well-balanced and has a liquorice-flavoured, dry finish. Decant or age further. Serve with beef, tomato dishes, hard cheeses and dry, smoked meat appetizers. Tasted February 2020.




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Michele Castellani Cinque Stelle Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2015, Veneto D.O.C.G., Italy: produced by Collezione Ca' Del Pipa is an Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico. A blend of Corvina, Rondinella and Molinara grape varieties, rich and dense with the flavours of dates, cherry compote, smoke, baked spice and a hint of chocolate. Made in the appassimento style of winemaking, whereby the grapes are dried for several weeks to concentrate the sugars and flavours. Aged in barrique and large botte for two years. Tannins are structured Drink: 2020-2029. 75127 15% XD 750 mL  $53.95 Score: 92/100. April 1, 2020 Top Rated Red Wine. Venerated Vegetarian Wine  Full Review

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