ROMANO DAL FORNO Valpolicella Superiore 'Monte Lodoletta' 2013 Bottle
Red Still Wine | Italy | Veneto | 75cl
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Closure Type: Cork
Wine Style: Full Bodied
THE WINE ADVOCATE Rating 95 - Drink Date: 2019 - 2035
"This is a terrific wine that stood out—and stood tall—despite the fact that it was tasted alongside some of Dal Forno's most important vintages of the top-shelf Amarone. If that's not a full-on recommendation, I don't know what is. The 2013 Valpolicella Superiore Monte Lodoletta oozes forth with thick concentration and an inky black color. The mouthfeel is thick and impenetrable, and the senses are treated to a long succession of black fruit, tar, spice, smoke, mesquite and barbecue flavors. The wine is full-bodied and very opulent, but it carries that massive intensity with grace and precision. This Valpolicella Superiore is very nicely done."
Grapes: 70% Corvina and Corvina grossa, 20% Rondinella, 5% Croatina, 5% Oseleta.
Waves of dark chocolate, leather, and smoked meat pour out of the glass, with a hint of dried flowers and a note of honey and caramel. The freshness and lift on the palate is truly remarkable, balancing a luscious, rich texture with pleasing tannic structure and superb polish. Already very open and accessible.
Reviews & Scores
"A very rich and spicy nose of kirsch, sweet morello cherries, spice box, hazelnuts and vanilla beans with dried dark cherry cake and lots of cedar, too. Full body, sweet fruit, vibrant acidity, ripe and round tannins and a fruit-forward finish. Always excellent. Drink now." - 94 points, James Suckling.