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Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Oct 4, 2010 in Toronto, tasting Amarones
The Time and Date: Monday, October 4, 2010
The Event: Amore di Amarone Trade Tasting
The Venue: KingEdwardHotel, Vanity Ballroom
The Target Audience: wine trade
The Availability/Catalogue: all products were available, except as noted. Some are at Vintages, some are future orders (16 of them for the trade, 38 at night). The catalogue was quite explicit on prices, vintages, and CSPCs.
The Quote/Background: the Famiglie dell'Amarone d'Arte are visiting Canada for the first time 12 paid us a visit.
The Wines: only Amarone and a few other wines were presented during the trade show in the afternoon. At the consumer show, there were also red and white regular table wines. I only tasted the Amarones.
**** Four Stars (91+ in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Lorenzo Begali Monte Ca' Bianca Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 1997, N/A
-Lorenzo Begali Monte Ca' Bianca Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2005, $89
-Brigaldara Case Vecie Amarone della Valpolicella 2005, $59
-Masi Mazzano Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2004, $99.95
-Musella Amarone della Valpolicella 1999, $69
-Speri Vigneto Monte Sant'Urbano Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 1997, N/A
-Sergio Zenato Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Riserva 1998, N/A
***1/2 Three and a Half Stars (88 90 in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Brigaldara Case Vecie Amarone della Valpolicella 2006, $49
-Masi Campolongo di Torbe Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2004, $99.95.