As promised, I'm experimenting to get away from overpriced Cal Crap 98-00.

3 of this bottle is available locally at $40.00?
Vino Me, Eno, and anyone with some experience. Is this a buy? or a skip? If it's a buy, what should I expect and how long should I cellar?

TIA W/O THE STROKE

DrT [Cool]
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That is a great price. I bought a magnum of the 1996 Allegrini Amarone at Sams warehouse sale in Feb for $80. WS90. WA95. It was also a Tre Bicchieri winner in 2001. Obviously I haven't opened the mag yet. Amarone's are big thick chewy wines with elevated alcohol levels because of the drying of the grapes. Full bodied with a pleasantly bitter quality to them. Parker indicates that these qualities are present in this bottle and that it will last through 2015. Try this wine with Osso Buco. Buy it.

VM

[ 08-29-2002, 04:06 PM: Message edited by: Vino Me ]
That is a very good price and a very good vintage. Parker is not normally a big Amarone fan except for anything Dal Forno Romano makes. His score of 95 for the '96 Allegrini says something. I have not personally had the opportunity to try this one yet but I would would jump on it.
I have seen the '97 for $60+.

Ciao
VM-
Thanks. A real red meat kind of wine, huh?

BTW, not much to add to the advice of others. Do spend some time in Charlottesville--college town and more--just in season. Should be fun and decent late summer weather.

I e mailed you about the game and dinner; by Monday the definite schedule is out so I can firm up our plans. I'll bring a surprise or two
Very decent price! Here are my notes for this one: Although not as good as either the 1995 or the 1997, still an outstanding Amarone: Nose of figs and tar, roasted bacon notes. Heavy viscosity. Lighter body than the other vintages. Succulent and silky finish. 90P.

[ 08-29-2002, 05:49 PM: Message edited by: Marc ]

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