Masi Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Mazzano 2001
|Region||Italy, Veneto, Amarone della Valpolicella|
Here's a beautifully aged Amarone from an excellent vintage. Masi's Mazzano is a benchmark wine for Valpolicella thanks to its intriguing complexity of aromas: black cherry, dried fruit, porcini mushroom, dark chocolate, vanilla bean and dark resin like the kind you'd smell in an antique furniture shop. The wine has a slightly brownish hue and remarkable penetration.
Needs air to bring out the rich aromas of dried cherry, currant, spicy earth and fresh herbs. Full-bodied and very tight, with firm tannins coated by a solid core of fruit and mineral. The finish is chewy. Needs more time, but worth the wait. A very dry, muscular style. Best after 2009.