The 2012 L'Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Riserva del Maestro Fornaser is seductive, with a display of rich cherry sauce and baked plums complemented by clove, allspice and hints of candied citrus. This is velvety and unapologetically full-bodied, yet it maintains perfect balance with a contrasting blend of tart red and black berries, bitter coffee and mocha. It’s seamless in feel, elegant and harmonious, tapering off to notes of raspberry coulis and sweet inner florals. You can cellar the 2012 for over a decade, but good luck keeping your hands off it today.
94 Pts Eric Guido, Vinous