98 / 100
"This is powerful and very rich with blueberries, flowers and hints of spices. Full body with velvety tannins and ripe fruits. Very beautiful and generous but not overdone. Superb."
THE WINE ADVOCATE
97 / 100
"It would be impossible to exaggerate the enormity of this wine...The decadent and layered bouquet offers slow pulses of black fruit, tar, teriyaki, mesquite and prune."
95 / 100
"The 2009 Amarone della Valpolicella is one of the most sexy, open-knit young Dal Forno Amarones I can remember tasting. An enticing melange of mocha, black cherry, bittersweet chocolate and leather captivates the senses. Incredibly open today, the 2009 can be enjoyed with minimal cellaring or aged for twenty years, perhaps beyond....I don’t think I have ever tasted a young Dal Forno Amarone with this much allure."