Speri Sant'Urbano Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2007
With a smoky undercurrent and flavors of fig compote, grilled plum and black currant preserves, this red is balanced and expressive. Integrates fine-grained tannins and intriguing accents of bresaola, violet, ground anise and white pepper notes. Mouthwatering finish. Drink now through 2022.
Deep ruby. Aromas of black cherry, smoked beef and camphor are enlivened by a grapey note. Then smooth, suave and long, with dark fruit and herb flavors carrying through a multilayered, complex finish. The mounting tannins call for food, though, and leave an impression of austerity.