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Date Printed: 10/24/2014
Masi Costasera Amarone Classico 2008
Masi Costasera Amarone Classico 2008
(search item no. 120125)
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Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 10/24/2014: $49.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2005 The Wine News rating: 91 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2004 The Wine News rating: 95 points
2001 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Opaque ruby red with violet reflections on the edges. Very complex and powerful on the nose, where the supporting alcoholic strength shows through aromas of dried plums and a balsamic bouquet. Dry on the palate, with an intriguing softness and good acidity. Characteristic baked cherry flavours with clear hints of chocolate and cinnamon. Attractively long and satisfying with obvious, but extremely delicate, tannins.
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About Masi:

Masi's production strategy aims to emphasize the personality of each single product, while maintaining a recognizable Venetian style. In 1958, Masi was in the forefront of the work to identify the historic "cru" vineyard sites for Amarone. In 1964, Campofiorin was the first in a new category of wines, reinventing the technique of double fermentation and continually updating it. Masi has also updated the style of Amarone, using new appassimento and vinification technologies.

Masi wines are modern, attractive, well-balanced and easily identifiable; characteristics which have earned Masi recognition for having "revolutionized the art of wine-making in the Venetian region." Hugh Johnson defines Masi as "a touchstone for Veronese wines."