Dark, rich and spicy, the 2015 Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Costasera lifts from the glass with ease. Dark chocolate, savory cherry sauce, lavender and tobacco can all be found here. It’s silky in texture, yet it finds balance through a mix of vibrant acidity and a tart display of wild berry fruits. This tapers off with admirable freshness, as well as a coating of round tannin which should carry the 2015 for over a decade in the cellar.
Score: 91 points -- Eric Guido, Vinous, 2021