2010 Tommaso Bussola Amarone della Valpolicella Classico TB

Year: 2010
Appellation: Veneto
Country: Italy
Wine Spectator: 92
Wine Advocate: 94
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 15.0%
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75% Corvina and Corvinone, 15% Rondinella, 10% Other varieties

"An extracted, medium- to full-bodied red in an ambitious style, with flavors of plumped cherry, milk chocolate and date accented by tea leaf, citrus peel and mineral details. Rich and creamy, with dusty tannins firming the lingering, spiced finish. Drink now through 2025. 500 cases made. -AN" (WS)

"From a classic vintage, the 2010 Amarone della Valpolicella Classico TB is another Big wine, with a capital B, from northern Italy. This Amarone pushes all of the extremes with a long appassimento time (up to 120 days of dehydration), noticeable residual sugar (measuring 8.3 grams per liter) and a whopping dose of alcoholic heat (at 17%). The wine is closing in on one decade of age, and the bouquet has moved past any primary fruit definition. What you get instead is dried prune, rum cake, cherry preserves and sweet mesquite or spicy barbecue rub. This blend of 75% Corvina and Corvinone, 20% Rondinella and 5% Croatina ages in tonneaux for 52 long months. The fruit is sourced from vines that are up to 55 years old. This wine is only for the brave: Expect monumental power and intensity. Only 5,000 bottles were made." (WA)

Winery Notes:
Amarone Classico TB-Fantastically hedonistic,offering great velvety richness on the palate andexotic notes of black cherry, cocoa and ash.