Wine Enthusiast 92 points - Smoke, graphite, blue flower, cedar and black pepper aromas take center stage on this bold, structured wine. Velvety tannins support the dense black cherry, plum and blackberry flavors, while notes of freshly ground pepper and nutmeg add depth. Thanks to fresh acidity it’s already surprisingly drinkable but it also displays aging potential. Drink through 2022.
Wine Advocate 91 points - The 2010 Amarone della Valpolicella Classico follows in the footsteps of this steady and consistently performing wine. Cesari’s Amarone is a classic wine with pretty aromas of dark fruit, pressed blackberry, tobacco, tar and Spanish cedar. Bright menthol and licorice highlights also appear adding to the wine’s overall complexity. In the mouth, this Amarone is smooth, polished and persistent. (Dec 2014)