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?


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.


[ 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+.

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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