Bosan Amarone della Valpolicella DOC

Cesari

VARIETALS

80% Corvina

20% Rondinella

APPELLATION

Veneto, Italy

 

Bosan Amarone della Valpolicella DOC

Bosan Amarone is produced from a single vineyard of 5 hectares located in the prestigious Illasi Valley. Concentrated and full-bodied, Bosan displays jammy, raisined fruit flavors. Ripe red cherry notes envelope the palate, while subtle cocoa and vanilla notes follow on the lengthy finish. The finest dried fruit is vinified in stainless steel using the traditional Amarone production method unique to the Valpolicella and then aged in a combination of French and Slavonian oak barrels for 3 years.

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2010

Decanter - 93 pts

Ripe nose with strawberry, raspberry and violet touches. Dried fruits on the palate with smooth tannins and an intense dried herbs finish.

July 2021

I-winereview.com - 92 pts

Opaque ruby. The 2010 vintage reveals an alluring bouquet of black raspberry, tobacco leaf and a touch of tar. It enters softly and reveals an earthy fullness and excellent balance. Sourced from vineyards throughout the Classico zone. Aged in 20% barriques and 80% Slavonian botti.

James Suckling - 91 pts

The wood and aromas of wet earth and tea leaves are prevalent now, as well as dried spices and redcurrants. Medium to full body, drying tannins and a flavorful finish. Drink now

J. Suckling, June 2019

Wine Enthusiast - 94 pts

Underbrush, new leather, spice and steeped prune aromas shape the nose along with whiffs of violet. Its firm and fullbodied palate offers raisin, licorice and espresso alongside tightly knit, close-grained tannins.

K. O'Keefe, March 2021

Wine Spectator - 92 pts

An aromatic spine of cedar and sage joins plumped cherry, loamy earth and roasted plum flavors in this zesty, medium- to full-bodied red. Fresh acidity and a tang of iron-laced minerality are a fine foil to the overall richness, leading to a clean-cut, chewy finish.

A. Napjus, Oct. 2020

2009

James Suckling - 91 pts

Rich and flavorful with soft and velvety tannins and lots of subtle raisins, chocolate and walnuts. Medium-bodied and layered. Fruity at the end.

J. Suckling, Nov. 2018

Wine Spectator - 92 pts

Tarry smoke and tobacco notes are a savory lead-in for this fresh, full-bodied red, wrapping around a firm frame of well-knit tannins and more subtle flavors of baked cherry, woodsy spice and espresso. Fine finish. Best from 2020 through 2029. 3,500 cases made, 400 cases imported.

A. Napjus, Jan 2019

2006

Wine Advocate - 95 pts

A gorgeous wine on all levels. The intensity is superb as is its textural richness. Amarone Bosan makes a big impact on the senses with towering aromas of black fruit, spice, teriyaki, barbecue smoke, resin, cola and balsam herb. The oak imprinting is relatively well balanced. I would give it another few years of bottle aging to allow further integration.

Cesari has a proven track record in quality and consistency. The wines from the 2010 vintage are delicious, but the 2006 Amarone Bosan really stands out in this tasting.

M. Larner, December 31, 2015

Wine Spectator - 92 pts

This graceful red seamlessly layers fine-grained tannins and juicy acidity with flavors of plumped cherry, eucalyptus, fig paste, forest floor and mineral. Drink now through 2026.

A. Napjus, February 2016

2005

Wine Advocate - 94 pts

Another monumental achievement, the 2005 Amarone della Valpolicella Bosan shows just a glimmer of its age with aromas of tobacco and root beer that segue to dark fruit and spice. It sits tight on the palate with thick extraction and a touch of sweetness followed by savory spice. Polished tannins stand at the back. Bosan can be consumed now, or you could wait ten years or more. Drink 2014-2025.

M. Larner, October 2013

2004

International Wine & Spirits Competition - Gold Medal

Opague garnet. Lifted aromas of dried herbs, black plums and pepper. Luscious coating texture with an array of stewed black fruit, sweet spice and creamy oak surrounded by an acidic core.

2012 Wine Awards

Wine Enthusiast - 94 pts

Amarone Bosan is a terrifically impressive wine with beautiful tones of polished river stone, savory spice, plum cake, root beer and liquid smoke. Sweet cherry and blackberry fl avors are folded within the wine’s rich texture and dense concentration. You’ll love it.

M. Larner, December 2011

Wine Spectator - 91 pts

A spicy core of ground white pepper and anise, with a touch of cinnamon, is wrapped with subtle flavors of black cherry puree, black licorice and dark chocolate shavings. Well-balanced and elegant, with a fresh finish. Drink now through 2020.

A. Napjus, September 2012

2003

International Wine & Spirits Competition - Silver Medal - Best in Class

Deep garnet colour. Waves of coffee, prunes and red fruit. Mouth filling palate of red cherry jam, bitter chocolate, sweet spice and cream embraced by the acidity and ending with notes of liquorice.

2010 Wine Awards

Wine Enthusiast - 93 pts

Bosan is a beautiful Amarone with gorgeous intensity and personality. It’s a rich, ripe wine with perfectly integrated aromas of jammy fruit and exotic spice followed by pretty mineral and tobacco shadings. It’s also particularly successful in the mouth where it shows both depth and persistency.

M. Larner, February 2011

2001

Wine Spectator - 91 pts

Offers an intense, complex nose, with currant and berries, together with spicy vanilla, red licorice and oak. Full-bodied, with lightly firm tannins, coated with fruit and oak. Round-textured and very pretty, but still needs time to reach its peak. Best after 2009.

J. Cooke, Web Only 2009
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