Dal Forno Romano Amarone della Valpolicella 2002

$560.00

SKU 02164

750ml

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Deep ruby-red color, ripe, port-like aromas of hazelnut and raisin, very sweet and rich on the palate; a floral note adds flavor, finishes very long.
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Country Italy
Region Veneto
Appellation Amarone della Valpolicella
Brand Dal Forno Romano
  • wa94

Wine AdvocateDal Forno's 2002 Amarone is a first-class effort in every way. The wine reveals loads of ripe, generous fruit that flow onto the palate with stunning intensity. This remarkably pure Amarone possesses incredible detail in its dark wild cherries, chocolate, herbs and toasted oak. The tannins build mightily on the finish even if this isn't one of Dal Forno's most massive wines. There is a lot of purity and depth here, although the tannins could use a little more polish. At first I thought this might be a relatively early-maturing wine but when I came back to an unopened bottle after two-plus days it had barely budged! Anticipated maturity: 2009-2017.

Antonio Galloni, October 2008
  • ws92

Wine SpectatorShows aromas of leather, smoked ham, prune, tarry mineral and dried flowers. An amazing panoply for a 2002, which was a weak vintage. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a long, intense, peppery finish. Given the difficulties of the vintage, this is a fine effort by Dal Forno. Drink now through 2016.

Jo Cooke, April 30, 2008