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#141

Yes! like the baked fruit in vanilla idea - also cherries and rum perhaps? More fruity, but still dark rum spice too…


#142

Typical of the corvina grape and therefore Valpolicella in general. Amaro means bitter, as in amarone.


#143

Despite, or perhaps because of, my current state (which could diplomatically be called ‘a tad tense’), I’m enjoying this! This was a star of one of our two ‘Mediterranean Reds’ tastings. They’re always the sessions I find the most difficult, as there are so many different styles on the tasting table, but this one really leapt from the crowd. And it’s always great seeing a Society label come out from behind a winning bottle bag after the tasting!


#144

Hope all turns out well. Noting beats a good ‘mummy cuddle’


#145

Aww, of course - hope he gets well soon, @Leah! :frowning:

I’m loving the cedar (unexpected) and rich dark fruit. Black cherry? I love it. Really lovely with some parmesan and Proscuitto too!!


#146

Yes very smooth a little alcohol burn in the finish but doesn’t detach, figs and prune, with the cherry and liquorice. Integrated medium ripe tannins


#147

For me, it’s such an amazing value for money red! It really wowed us the first time we tried it, and no different today! If tasted blind I would think it is a much more expensive wine!


#148

Yes re Parmesan! Really wish I had some hard cheese now (not a euphemism for ‘I wish we were playing Switzerland right now instead’ :sweat:)


#149

It’s that luscious Amarone treatment.


#150

Hitting the cheese board now. Ripasso is delicious, so rich and warming. Cherry, liquorice and cloves


#151

Palate: dry but those baked/dried fruit notes give a great impression of sweetness; acidity is med-high, tannins are med-high but mostly smooth (but with enough grip to know they are there — though a touch of something bitter there?). Flavours largely follow the nose — fairly intense ripe & baked plum & cherry, that rum-&-raisin—like dried fruit & spice — cinnamon, clove. Pretty long finish, too.


#152

Does not linger long, but what remains is certainly liquorice. I feel the alcohol is well balanced within the overall structure. Significant ‘church windows’ on the glass though.


#153

We tasted this and then decanted it through an aerator - tasted better before we did that! Decanting usually helps - what went wrong on this occasion?


#154

It really takes it to another level, adding richness and - dare I say it- sophistication! :smiley:


#155

England playing a little like they’ve had a tad too much ripasso right now …


#156

I fear we’ve lost a few tasters to the tension!!! Let’s distract ourselves with saying what we think - are we giving this marks out of 10 too? Is this more of a food hero or the gruner? I’m desperately trying not to watch the TV!


#157

Yes black cherries!


#158

Yes, agree! The finish is is quite long, and the tingle of the spices is moreish! :yum:


#159

I don’t know what to eat with this — suggestions please?!


#160

Goes well with cheddar.