2011 Valpolicella Superiore Monte Lodoletta, Dal Forno Romano, Veneto

Critic score
95/100
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Bottle
24 available
£62.00
Case, 6 Bottles
4 available
£372.00

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Italy
  • Grape
    70% Corvina Nera
    20% Rondinella
    5% Croatina
    5% Oseleta
  • Maturity
    Ready 2017 - 2027
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • Classification
    DOC - Denominazione di Origine Controllata (Superiore)
2011 Valpolicella Superiore Monte Lodoletta, Dal Forno Romano, Veneto

TASTING NOTES

A powerful and dense red with so much concentration of fruit and chocolate undertones. Hints of toasted oak. Full body and a velvety texture. Fantastic and dense red as usual.

James Suckling, jamessuckling.com
94/100

It’s deep black-red in colour, and is dark and forceful, sombre yet voluptuous in aroma: a harmonious weave of black chocolate, sloe and elderberry, with the years in oak bringing a cedary refinement. On the palate, it’s a vault of a wine: deep, dark and roomy, packed with earthy refinements and black-fruited echoes, both severe yet soft and enticing too. The tannins are ample yet fine-grained, the acidity delicate and sustaining. I wrote about the ‘crocodilian’ character of grand Veneto dried-fruit reds wine back in April, but the teeth are polished ivory here. This is horizon-altering ‘Valpolicella’ which would perform outstandingly in any Amarone tasting.

Andrew Jefford, Decanter
96/100

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