Our wines enhanced by the scores of James Suckling
The scores given by James Suckling to our wines are excellent! … And this makes us very proud!
Here are the reviews of our products:
AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA CLASSICO CAPITEL MONTE OLMI RISERVA 2013 – Score 94
There’s a surprisingly herbal note to this, reminiscent of peppercorns and bell pepper, but that only adds to the impression of dark cherries, dark plums and elderberry compote. Hints of vanilla and cloves. Round and very mouth-filling on the palate with a plethora of menthol, asphalt and tar, coating every extremity of the mouth. The finish has an ever-so-slight, sweet impression, but there’s firmness aplenty. Drink from 2023.
MARNE 180 AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA 2016 – Score 94
The flashy dark fruit here is impressive and captivates while running through various shades of dark licorice, dark cherries and dark plums. Hints of tee-tree and eucalyptus oil. Full-bodied and plush, yet tightly woven and rather savory. This is a delicious Amarone with a powerful, chewy backbone of tannins. Drink from 2023.
MARNE 180 AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA 2015 – Score 92
Lots of pretty herbal and foresty undertones come to the fore on the nose, ranging from cumin to aniseed and truffles. Dark cherries and brambleberries abound. Plush and chewy, this full-bodied red delivers soft, juicy tannins against a backdrop of ostentatious dark fruit. Drink from 2023.
VALPOLICELLA CLASSICO SUPERIORE LA FABRISERIA 2016 – Score 92
Dark cherries overwhelm at first; this will need time in a decanter to open up. A whole herb garden then appears, including dried peppermint, cumin, parsley and chives. Full-bodied and very juicy on the palate with chunky tannins and spice undertones throughout. Drink now.
VALPOLICELLA SUPERIORE CAPITEL NICALO’ 2017 – Score 90
Quite a lightly fragranced red with fresh herbs and faint cherries. Light to medium body, fine and easygoing tannins and a fruity finish. Drink now.
VALPOLICELLA SUPERIORE MATERNIGO 2016 – Score 89
Intensely spicy, peperoncino note here, as well as roasted pine needles. Yet, they do eventually give way to fresh brambleberries and elderberries. However, the alcohol is noticeably elevated, and the fruit still seems a bit haughty, in all its lofty ripeness and perceived splendor. All a bit much. I suggest decanting. Drink now.