2017 Zenato Amarone Riserva Sergio Zenato

Proprietary Blend - 750ML
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JS 98 VN 97 WS 92
JS 98

jamessuckling.com, March 2023

This is one of those wines where your nose is in the glass for ages, enjoying the complex array of aromas that range from raspberries to dates, perfumed bark to polished wood, pressed flowers to fresh mushrooms...
VN 97

Vinous, February 2024

The 2017 Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Riserva Sergio Zenato blossoms in the glass with a decadent bouquet that blends crushed violet candies, spiced blood orange and dried blueberries. This is silky smooth, nearly...
WS 92

Wine Spectator, October 2023

A harmonious version, with the deft integration of supple tannins and lively acidity lending a sense of elegance and accessibility. Features generous, expressive flavors of mulled cherry and black plum reduction, dried...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country Italy
Region Veneto
Sub-region Amarone della Valpolicella
Vintage 2017
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 17%
Closure Cork

Ladies and gentlemen, allow me to introduce you to the majestic 2017 Zenato Amarone Riserva Sergio Zenato. Hailing from the renowned Veneto region in Italy, this red wine is the epitome of elegance and sophistication. With its deep red color and enticing aroma, it is sure to captivate your senses from the very first sip.

As you gaze upon the bottle, you are immediately struck by the label's understated elegance, a testament to the Zenato family's commitment to quality. The wine itself is a proprietary blend, carefully crafted to perfection using traditional winemaking techniques.

Upon pouring a glass of this remarkable wine, you are greeted with a symphony of aromas that dance delicately from the glass. Macerated cherries, raisins, and sweet herbs mingle with notes of cocoa, black pepper, and cedar shavings. It is a truly enchanting experience for the olfactory senses.

On the palate, the 2017 Zenato Amarone Riserva Sergio Zenato reveals its true character. A dense wave of mineral-encased dark red fruits and balsamic spice washes over the taste buds, leaving a lasting impression. The wine's texture is deep and textural, with a core of stimulating acidity that keeps the flavors vibrant and alive.

Renowned wine critic Vinous awarded this Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Riserva an impressive score of 97 points. They describe it as a wine that is "as serious as they come," with an incredible array of flavors that will continue to evolve and develop with age. James Suckling, another esteemed critic, was equally enamored with this wine, awarding it a score of 98 points and praising its complexity and endless finish.

In conclusion, the 2017 Zenato Amarone Riserva Sergio Zenato is a wine of unparalleled quality and sophistication. It is a true masterpiece that showcases the Zenato family's dedication to their craft. Whether you choose to enjoy it now or cellar it for future indulgence, this wine is sure to bring joy and pleasure to all who have the privilege of tasting it.