93 Points, Wine Enthusiast - Fragrant and intense, Bertani's 2003 Amarone delivers enticing aromas of spice, cola, mature berry fruit and smoke. You'll feel the power in the mouth -- although the wine's alcohol is beautifully intergrated -- and a long, satisfying finish.
91 Points, Wine Advocate - The 2003 Amarone della Valpolicella Classico is a big, enveloping wine loaded with wild cherries, licorice, new leather and dried flowers, not to mention considerable personality...the 2003 should continue to drink well for at least a handful of years. Ideally the wine is best paired with hearty dishes.
Deep garnet red. Generous aroma of freshly-picked cherries mingled with notes of sour cherries, vanilla and an agreeable trace of spiciness. Dry, full-bodied and amply structured; cherries, red berries and a hint of vanilla lead into a dazzling finish that recalls walnuts and hazelnuts.
70% Corvina Veronese, 25% Rondinella, 5% Molinara