Today is my last day in the Italian capital before my move to Venice and last night I celebrated in style at a local restaurant in my neighbourhood of Talenti. As always, the food here was first rate but their wine list is rather basic (read 50 main courses compared to just 6 bottles of red) so on arriving home I popped the Allegrini Amarone Classico 2004 I'd bought last week.
Allegrini Amarone Classico 2004, as mentioned in the last blog entry comes from the Valpolicella growing area of the Veneto close to Lake Garda. 2004 was an excellent vintage in the area and so I was expecting great things from the wine and was not disappointed.
Allegrini Amarone Classico is probably one of the best value wines on the market, I got a mag from Ebay for €50 and so can you if you're quick there are 3 days left on this baby. EBAY LINK
So today's blog entry is just a quick review of the Allegrini Amarone as I must make like an Umbrella Pine and leaf for Venezia with haste. I'm not sure Umbrella Pines have leaves, I do know they have huge pine cones that drop from 10 meters in the sky and smash your windscreen but that, my friends, is a story for another day. Ciao Ciao
Allegrini Amarone Classico 2004 - BUY - €50
A very deep dark red coloured wine with a complex and rich nose of prunes and figs, dark summer fruits and the usual chocolate spicy nature. Well structured and a little drying on the palate but sweet with the alcohol not making itself known with a smooth clean finish. Very well balanced but requires more cellar time. 93 Points
Where can I buy this wine?
Europeans - WebdiVino - €50
Americans - Izowine - $72 - (great deal)
Brits - Andrew Chapman - £42