From a single vineyard still owned by the aristocratic descendants of Dante. Clear, opaquely deep garnet. Robust nose that clearly reflects the aging in cherry wood sourced from local orchards, with date and fig aromas and a tinge of maple syrup. The extracted black cherry flavour is also evident on the palate, along with ripe blackberry. Tannins are still prominent but the fruit won’t improve, so this should be consumed reverently over the next year. I have not had a better Amarone.