Friday, July 08, 2011
2003 Masi Costasera Amarone
The color of the wine still had a dark red core, but it did show signs of fading to a lighter and almost brick-red color towards the edges of the glass.
On the nose I got prunes, black plum, stewed cherry, hints of leather, and tobacco. As the wine opened up new layers and complexity would reveal themselves such as brown sugar, white pepper, earth, and blueberry.
On the palate I got a very nice and voluptuous texture and flavors that reminded me of black plum, tobacco, brandied cherries, chocolate truffle, coco powder, and powdered sugar. There is a touch of alcohol that peeks through on the finish, but that is almost to be expected with aged Amarone. 91+ points
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