Ännu mera Brigaldara!

Det känns onekligen som om våra vänner i San Floriano har medvind just nu. Den kanske mest prestigefulla tidskriften för viner, The Wine Advocate, rosar Brigaldara i det senaste numret:

Brigaldara holds the Valpolicella banner high and makes some of the best Amarone available today. The 50-hectare estate is owned by the Cesari family and is home to extensive vineyards and olive groves. This beautiful collection of wines is absolutely unbeatable thanks to the excellent vintages (2010, 2009 and 2007) on offer now.

The 2010 Valpolicella Ripasso Classico Superiore Il Vegro exhibits a dark ruby color and bright aromas of cherry, blackberry and creme de cassis. The Ripasso factor is decidedly underplayed because the wine manages a surprisingly high level of elegance and finesse. Forest floor and button mushroom help flesh out the mouthfeel. Drink 2014-2018. 89 Points

The 2009 Amarone della Valpolicella Classico is a savory and sophisticated red with dusty notes of terracotta and flint backed by pressed plum, prune, dark smoke, leather and tobacco. This is a fabulous effort that will appeal to those who don’t like the overblown style normally exhibited in Amarone. The wine radiates elegance. Pair it with succulent steak marinated in rosemary and olive oil. Drink 2015-2027. 93 Points

The 2008 Amarone della Valpolicella Case Vecie delivers richness and smoothness that is heightened by velvety tannins and an extra long finish. What sets this wine apart are the delicious aromas of dried mint, crushed mineral, balsam herb and cherry cola that give so much intensity, lift and buoyancy to the bouquet. The finish can be counted in long minutes and the wine shows all qualities (acidity, structure and fruit integrity) necessary for cellar aging. Drink 2015-2028. 94 Points

The beautiful 2007 Amarone della Valpolicella Riserva San Floriano already shows the sheer magic of bottle-aging with touches of leather, spice and dried fruit that play perfectly off one another. The wine is so incredibly lively and bright in the mouth: it is teaming with vitality and energy. Dark notes of tar and resin make appropriate background tones. This is a masterpiece Amarone that still has a long way to go. Drink 2015-2028. 95+ Points