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Fumanelli Amarone 2006 presented at the Anteprima Amarone

Fumanelli Amarone 2006 presented at the Anteprima Amarone

Review by Kyle  Philips
There's  no getting around it, Amarone is going places: The Valpolicella appellation was declared 2009's Winemaking Region of the Year by Wine Enthusiast (beating out, among others, Champagne), while the world's counterfeiters recently paid it a backhanded complement of sorts, by trying to slip more than a million bottles of fake Amarone into the world markets. Considering that the total production of Amarone is under 10 million bottles, one has an idea of how highly the criminals valued Amarone.

Barrel sample Marchesi Fumanelli Amarone 2006
Deep black cherry with black reflections and cherry rim. The bouquet is powerful, with quite a bit of alcohol mingled with bitter graphite and brown sugar; there are hints of red berry fruit and brandied cherries, but they are in the background now. On the palate it's ample, with fairly rich dusky berry fruit supported by graphite shaving bitterness with pleasant savory accents and some brambly acidity that flow into a clean savory finish. It's deft, in an ample alcoholic key, and though it is quite young, it promises well, and will age nicely. I found it growing upon me, and think it will age nicely, becoming lacy with time.
2 stars


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