1997 Giuseppe Quintarelli Amarone della Valpolicella Classico
Proprietary Blend - 750ML
  • WA 94
  • WS 91

Reg: $599.00

$499.00

In Stock: 0 btls
Ships Immediately

Pre-Arrival: 1 btls
ETA: Oct. 2018

Reg: $599.00

$499.00

In Stock: 0 btls
Ships Immediately

Pre-Arrival: 1 btls
ETA: Oct. 2018

Shipping info Storage info

WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2007
Quintarelli’s 1997 Amarone is seductive from the first aromas that float from the glass. It offers a myriad of dried cherries, plums, tea leaves, earthiness, spices, smoke and herbs in a deceptively medium-bodied style... Quintarelli’s 1997 Amarone is seductive from the first aromas that float from the glass. It offers a myriad of dried cherries, plums, tea leaves, earthiness, spices, smoke and herbs in a deceptively medium-bodied style bursting with flavor. Constantly changing in the glass, this is a sensual wine of contrasts; it is sweet yet dry, rustic yet incredibly elegant, all at the same time. Unfortunately I have encountered a significant amount of bottle variation with this wine, most recently from two bottles purchased at the same shop. Bottle variation is always frustrating but at roughly $350 a pop this degree of inconsistency is especially painful. A bottle tasted several months ago showed levels of volatile acidity that are high even for this producer, and which obscured everything else in the wine. This bottle, though, tasted in August of 2007, was magical. The phrase caveat emptor has never been more appropriate. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2017. - Antonio Galloni
WS 91
Wine Spectator, October 2005
A wonderful Amarone that offers a complex array of aromas and flavors including dried cherry cola minerals dried flowers and herbs and light caramel. Full-bodied and full-flavored palate with integrated tannins and a long... A wonderful Amarone that offers a complex array of aromas and flavors including dried cherry cola minerals dried flowers and herbs and light caramel. Full-bodied and full-flavored palate with integrated tannins and a long finish. Loads of dried fruits. Perfect now. Quintarelli always delivers. Drink now. 1050 cases made. –JS
Color & Type Red
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country Italy
Region Veneto
Sub-region Amarone della Valpolicella
Vintage 1997