Ruby red with purple reflections. Aromas of ripe red fruit, spicy fragrances of liquorice, black pepper and a hint of chocolate. Flavors are well-balanced, with round tannins, soft, hot, full-flavoured, elegant, fine and fresh.
"The 2006 Amarone della Valpolicella Selezione Antonio Castagnedi offers up violets, graphite, black cherries, minerals, earthiness and French oak in a vibrant, structured style. There is terrific richness and depth to be found in the glass. Ideally the tannins could use a touch more polish, but that is a relatively small quibble for an Amarone that delivers this level of quality for the money. The Selezione Antonio Castagnedi is Corvina, Rondinella, Croatina and Oseleta that spent two years in 100% 500-liter French oak barrels. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2018."
The Wine Advocate