Romano dal Forno - Valpolicella Sup. V. di Monte Lodoletta 2008

Product Details

Vintage
2008
Colour
Red
Appellation
Veneto
Producer
Romano dal Forno

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1 x 3.0L BI Stock IB £480.00 1 jero

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Tasting Notes and Scores

Wine Advocate
93

The 2008 Valpolicella Superiore hails from the famed Monte Lodoletta cru and immediately struts its stuff: It opens to huge intensity, an inky appearance and tight tannic astringency. Great care is taken to transform each berry of fruit into this dense, syrupy wine that is redolent of bitter chocolate, dried fruit, blackberry preserves, baking spice and toasted herbs. The oak tannins dry every last drop of moisture from your mouth. The blend is 70% Covina and Corvinone, 20% Rondinella, 5% Oseleta and 5% Croatina aged 36 months in barrique. This wine has a long, long way to go. Don’t even think of popping the cork for five years or more. Drink 2018-2035. (Monica Larner)

James Suckling
93

Lots of pretty cooked fruit with plums and berries. Full body, blackberries, blueberries and hints of chocolate. Lots of fruit and new wood. Rich and impressive but good austerity underneath. Better in 2015.

Antonio Galloni
94

A dark, super-ripe wine, the 2008 Valpolicella Superiore is fabulous in this vintage. Smoke, tar, incense, licorice and blackberry jam hit the palate in a massive, intense Valpolicella loaded with class and personality. Even with all of the concentration, the 2008 is quite a bit less tannic than some recent vintages have been, which makes it accessible even today, especially if given a little air. There is a lot to admire in this drop-dead gorgeous Valpolicella from Romano Dal Forno.