Masi Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Riserva Costasera 2013 750ml

Masi Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Riserva Costasera 2013

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Category Red Wine
Region Italy, Veneto, Amarone della Valpolicella
Brand Masi
Alcohol/vol 15%
Look: Opaque ruby red. Nose: Plums and baked cherries, with hints of toasted coffee. Palate: Majestic and elegant, cherries preserved in spirit, and bitter cocoa. Attractively long finish. Food pairing: Ideal with red meat, game and mature cheeses. Fine after-dinner drink.
Wine Enthusiast
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This opens with aromas of black-skinned fruit, underbrush, tobacco and culinary spice. The full-bodied velvety palate doles out prune, soaked cherry, star anise and mocha wrapped up in polished tannins. It boasts enough fresh acidity to lift the rich flavors. Drink now through 2025.

Kerin O'Keefe, March 1, 2019
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The 2013 Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Costasera employs the estate's same classic blend of 70% Corvina, 25% Rondinella and 5% Molinara, with appassimento lasting more than 100 days. This drying period results in a loss of 35% of the grapes' original weight, yielding highly concentrated sugars. It offers a more approachable and slightly fresher expression, but you still get all that Amarone intensity and power, fueled by dark fruit and spice. The Costasera is a little more elastic and versatile than its peers, especially when it comes to food pairing possibilities, accommodating anything from venison and heavy stews to a lighter pasta fagioli. This is a classic Amarone that delivers all the basic promises of wine made from air-dried fruit. Some 560,000 bottles were made. Drink Date: 2019-2030.

Monica Larner, September 30, 2019
Wine Spectator
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Light, taut tannins create a chewy frame for the flavors of wild cherry, cured tobacco, woodsy spice and mineral in this creamy, medium- to full-bodied red. Best from 2020 through 2028. 41,000 cases made, 9,000 cases imported.

Alison Napjus, February 28, 2019