James Suckling
Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
Wine Enthusiast
Wine Spectator
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Masi Amarone Costasera Classico 2013

Product description

Deep ruby red with brilliant reflections. Intense and elegant aromas of cherry and plum jam with spicy hints of cinnamon and cloves. Firm structure but very soft on the palate with velvety tannins and a marked acidity that balances the alcohol level well. Full flavored with a fruity finish and soft spiciness.

Pairs well with grilled or roasted red meats and strong tasty cheeses, such as parmesan.

94 Points - James Suckling

The balance in this Amarone is so beautiful with chocolate, berry, walnut and cedar character. Medium to full body, polished and silky tannins and a flavorful finish. Always in balance. Wonderful to drink now.

92 Points - Wine Enthusiast

Aromas of stewed prune, underbrush, violet and sandalwood form the nose. Reflecting the aromas, the dense palate features raisin, fig and licorice alongside velvety tannins. It’s already approachable but will also offer years of enjoyment. Drink through 2028.

92 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

The 2013 Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Costasera employs the estate's same classic blend of 70% Corvina, 25% Rondinella and 5% Molinara, with appassimento lasting more than 100 days. This drying period results in a loss of 35% of the grapes' original weight, yielding highly concentrated sugars. It offers a more approachable and slightly fresher expression, but you still get all that Amarone intensity and power, fueled by dark fruit and spice. The Costasera is a little more elastic and versatile than its peers, especially when it comes to food pairing possibilities, accommodating anything from venison and heavy stews to a lighter pasta fagioli. This is a classic Amarone that delivers all the basic promises of wine made from air-dried fruit. Some 560,000 bottles were made.

91 Points - Wine Spectator

Light, taut tannins create a chewy frame for the flavors of wild cherry, cured tobacco, woodsy spice and mineral in this creamy, medium- to fullbodied red.