Masi Amarone della Valpolicalla Classico Costasera 2003


SKU 08574


Deep ruby red colour with violet tinges to the edges. Clean, very powerful and complex on the nose with good alcoholic backbone amid the sweet aromas of dried prunes and raisins. Soft and dry on the palate with typical baked cherry flavours mixed with hints of cocoa and cinnamon. Attractively long finishing and full-bodied with soft tannins.
Category Red Wine
Country Italy
Region Veneto
Appellation Amarone della Valpolicella
Brand Masi
Alcohol/vol 14.85%
  • we90

Wine EnthusiastThis is a solid, steady wine that deftly delivers perfectly measured doses of cherry, plum, black currant, brown sugar, chocolate dust and almond nut. Fruit flavors are integrated seamlessly and come on the heels of the wine's solid structure. Drink it with crispy pork roast or pasta with a meat reduction sauce.

Monica Larner, October 1, 2007
  • ws90

Wine SpectatorThere's a slight raisiny tinge to the fruit, with cardamom, fresh oak and just a whiff of black truffle at the start. Full-bodied, with fine tannins and a clean, mineral finish. The refined texture adds a touch of finesse. Better than previously reviewed. Best after 2008. 32,915 cases made.

Jo Cooke, October 15, 2007
  • wa88

Wine AdvocateThe 2003 Amarone Classico Costasera presents a brooding nose along with notes of tobacco, earthiness, smoke and dark fruit that flow from the glass. It offers excellent length on the palate although the tannins could use a little more polish. This full-bodied rustic Amarone should drink well over the next few years. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2013.

Antonio Galloni, October 2007