2000 Giuseppe Quintarelli Amarone della Valpolicella Classico
Proprietary Blend - 750ML
  • WA 96
  • JS 96
  • VN 95
  • WS 94
  • WE 93

Reg: $595.00

$469.00

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Reg: $595.00

$469.00

This product is
out of stock

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WA 96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2009
The 2000 Amarone della Valpolicella Classico is a thing of beauty. This mid-weight delicate red offers up a gorgeous array of crushed flowers red berries and sweet spices in an ethereal style. As it sits in the glass the... expand The 2000 Amarone della Valpolicella Classico is a thing of beauty. This mid-weight delicate red offers up a gorgeous array of crushed flowers red berries and sweet spices in an ethereal style. As it sits in the glass the wine acquires concentration and richness. The wine possesses the grace of a ballerina phenomenal balance and impeccable pedigree. In this vintage the Amarone shows suggestions of slightly newer barrels and that may be why this is the first non-Riserva Amarone I can recall in at least a few years that doesn't show the excess volatile acidity that has marred some previous wines. To be sure this is a super-traditional cask-aged Amarone and it may not appeal to all palates but readers in search of fine old-school Amarone won't find a better wine among this year's new releases. In time this score may very well go up...quite a bit. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2020. 96+ --- Antonio Galloni collapse
JS 96
jamessuckling.com, April 2011
I am impressed with the richness of plum and lemon rind character on the nose and palate and full and rich silky tannins. Yet it is so refined and reserved with layers and layers of fruit. This is fascinating. Very... expand I am impressed with the richness of plum and lemon rind character on the nose and palate and full and rich silky tannins. Yet it is so refined and reserved with layers and layers of fruit. This is fascinating. Very reserved style for Quintarelli. Find the wine collapse
VN 95
Vinous, March 2012
Bright ruby-red. Deep aromas of roasted plum, blackberry jam and red cherry, with complicating notes of raisin, fresh herbs and dark coffee. Soft and rich in the mouth, with an unctuous, almost syrupy texture and broad... expand Bright ruby-red. Deep aromas of roasted plum, blackberry jam and red cherry, with complicating notes of raisin, fresh herbs and dark coffee. Soft and rich in the mouth, with an unctuous, almost syrupy texture and broad flavors of sweet raspberry, plum jam, orange peel and fruitcake. Finishes thick and long, with a sweet suggestion of spicy red cherry jam. Pure, almost elegant Amarone from the master. -- Ian D'Agata collapse
WS 94
Wine Spectator, July 2010
Offers beautiful aromas of ripe plum and berries with citrus peel and floral notes. Full-bodied with silky tannins and plenty of fruit that turns to black licorice and cherry. Subtle yet flavorful. Complex. Drink now. -JS
WE 93
Wine Enthusiast, December 2011
Even with the elder Giuseppe Quintarelli in retirement, this storied name in Valpolicella continues to make one of the most classic and traditional expressions of Amarone available today. The layered bouquet releases... expand Even with the elder Giuseppe Quintarelli in retirement, this storied name in Valpolicella continues to make one of the most classic and traditional expressions of Amarone available today. The layered bouquet releases tones of smoky graphite, dried fruit, prune, ginger, hummus and sweet strawberry jam. collapse
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country Italy
Region Veneto
Sub-region Amarone della Valpolicella
Vintage 2000
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 16.5%
Closure Cork