Buglioni Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2016
93/100 Eric Guido, vinous.com, Feb 2021 : "The 2016 Amarone della Valpolicella Classico seduces with a sweetly spiced and extroverted display that blends medicinal black cherries, mint, lavender, sweet smoke and a dusting of cocoa powder. The textures are silky, energized by vibrant acidity, as ripe red and black fruits drench the palate, leaving notes of bitter dark chocolate, cinnamon and clove. A coating of tannin lingers, tugging at the senses with youthful poise, and hints of sour citrus and inner violet florals linger long. The 2016 is massive, structured and intense yet with tremendous balance and potential for the future. It’s rare that I find myself pouring a second glass of an Amarone during tastings, but that’s exactly what happened here. I tasted the 2016 twice and it just kept getting better. Drink 2021 - 2034"
The Finer Details
Variety - 60% Corvina, 20% Corvinone, 10% Rondinella, 5% Oseleta, 5% Croatina.
Country - Italy
Region - Veneto
Sub Region - Valpolicella
Alc. Content - 15.5
Std Drinks (Approx.) - 9
Extra - Cork
Year - 2016
Volume - 750ml
In June 1993, Alfredo Buglioni purchased an old farmhouse surrounded by 3.89 hectares (9.6 acres) of vineyards and 2 hectares (4.9 acres) of olive groves in Valpolicella Classico, northwest of Verona, Italy.
In 2000, after renovating the farmhouse and its underground cellars — the Buglionis turned to the prestigious Oenology Institute of San Michele all’Adiage in Trento, Italy, to find a young enologist to join them in their new adventure as wine producers. Diego Bertoni took up the challenge and is still their enologist today.
This is a highly ambitious producer who has been making leaps in quality each year, and is constantly refining the style.