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Tommasi Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico Ca' Florian 2004

Member Review by staermo:

I'd been wanting to try an Amarone for a long time. Finally one of my regular wine shops had some in stock. So, I splashed out and paid the $80 it costs here in the Philippines for this particular bottle. Worth every dollar. This is a powerful, full-bodied wine, exploding with fruit, yet also possesing a great deal of complexity, tannins, and a fnish that goes on for an eternity...until the next mouthful, in fact... My mood lightened with each sip. By way of background, lest you think I am overdoing the praise, I will disclose that I am partial to Valpolicella in general. I found a great batch of Valpolicella classico from Tommasi earlier this year in Hong Kong. Needed drinking, as it was 2001 vintage, and I guess that's why the wine shop was trying to move their inventory. It was awesome. And excellent value ($13). Never found any more though. So, tried some of the newer vintages. Didn't compare. Then I decided to branch out and tried the Ripasso. Very good. But the Amarone really does the trick. Not an every day drinking wine, mind you, unless you have deep pockets. But truly something unique. If anyone knows of anything remotely similar I am all ears. I am sure this would improve with age. So I am heading back to the shop first thing in the morning to buy everything they have in stock and putting it down for 5-10 years, as well as putting in an order for another five cases....if they have them.

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Tommasi:
Tommasi Viticoltori(Tommasi vintners) is a family viticulture firm founded in 1902. It is situated in Pedemonte, in the heart of Valpolicella Classico region, a small piece of land in the North - West part of Verona, between the plain and Lessini mountains and near Garda lake. From grandfather Giacomo’s tiny vineyard, the Tommasi estate has grown steadily over the course of years and today ex... Read more
Tommasi Viticoltori(Tommasi vintners) is a family viticulture firm founded in 1902. It is situated in Pedemonte, in the heart of Valpolicella Classico region, a small piece of land in the North - West part of Verona, between the plain and Lessini mountains and near Garda lake. From grandfather Giacomo’s tiny vineyard, the Tommasi estate has grown steadily over the course of years and today extends over 135 hectares of vineyard in the DOC wine areas of Verona and 66 hectares in Maremma, south of Tuscany. Read less

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Snooth User: staermo
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4.50 5
12/22/2009

I'd been wanting to try an Amarone for a long time. Finally one of my regular wine shops had some in stock. So, I splashed out and paid the $80 it costs here in the Philippines for this particular bottle. Worth every dollar. This is a powerful, full-bodied wine, exploding with fruit, yet also possesing a great deal of complexity, tannins, and a fnish that goes on for an eternity...until the next mouthful, in fact... My mood lightened with each sip. By way of background, lest you think I am overdoing the praise, I will disclose that I am partial to Valpolicella in general. I found a great batch of Valpolicella classico from Tommasi earlier this year in Hong Kong. Needed drinking, as it was 2001 vintage, and I guess that's why the wine shop was trying to move their inventory. It was awesome. And excellent value ($13). Never found any more though. So, tried some of the newer vintages. Didn't compare. Then I decided to branch out and tried the Ripasso. Very good. But the Amarone really does the trick. Not an every day drinking wine, mind you, unless you have deep pockets. But truly something unique. If anyone knows of anything remotely similar I am all ears. I am sure this would improve with age. So I am heading back to the shop first thing in the morning to buy everything they have in stock and putting it down for 5-10 years, as well as putting in an order for another five cases....if they have them.


Snooth User: luca chevalier
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07/17/2010

Five glasses




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