There's a woodsy character to the 2016 Amarone della Valpolicella Riserva Monte Olmi that perfectly inserts itself among the aromas of steeped plum, sage, cedar shavings and cocoa. This envelopes the palate with opulent silky textures, as a core of juicy acidity adds an attractive sweetness to the tart wild berry fruits and exotic spices found within. The 2016 finishes with a tug of fine tannins and lingering concentration, leaving raspberry and clove nuances to fade slowly. This is a beauty, but it needs further cellaring to show its best.
- Eric Guido (2022)