Quintarelli Valpolicella Classico Superiore 2014 (1.5L)
Type: Red Wine Volume: 1500ml
Winery: Giuseppe Quintarelli
Country: Italy Region: Veneto
Alcohol: Packing: Original Carton of 6 bottles
Ratings and Tasting Notes:
WA=93+ This was a humid and rainy vintage and many producers in the Valpolicella decided not to make their top-shelf Amarone wines, directing their fruit to wines like this instead. The Quintarelli Giuseppe 2014 Valpolicella Classico Superiore offers a spicy opener with tarry smoke and cured tobacco. It also shows some tart and brambly fruit, and this ties into what we can expect of the vintage. In truth, the ripeness is present and balanced. It undergoes a partial and brief appassimento. The 2014 is thinner than past vintages have been, but I am very much enjoying this more streamlined and elegant approach.