Tenuta Sant'Antonio di Famiglia Castagnedi, Antonio Castagnedi 2007 Amarone della Valpolicella

17.5

Full bottle 1,398 g. Corvina, Rondinella and a small percentage of other varieties. Grapes dried for three months. Two years in French botti. 
Smoked plums. Christmas cake and marijuana. Dense, compact, stratified like a coal seam, but like so many of these Tenuta Sant'Antonio reds (and unusually for an Amarone) there is a lavender-leaf and napeter fragrance that lifts the richness of the fruit with resin and bitter and floral high notes. The tannins are beautifully carved, wind-and-river-into-driftwood. Exquisite balance: pine needles and plum; caraway and chocolate. Still extraordinarily fresh for a 14-year-old wine. One of the few Amarones that I could personally drink a glass of, as opposed to just tasting. (TC)

Producer
Tenuta Sant'Antonio di Famiglia Castagnedi
Cuvée
Antonio Castagnedi
Appellation
Amarone della Valpolicella
Region
Country
Colour
Red
Alcohol
15%
Score
17.5
When to drink
2017
2030
Published on
4 May 2022
Date tasted
Reviewer