Region: Veneto, Italy
Tommasi Ripasso della Valpolicella Classico 2018
70% Corvina, 25% Rondinella, 5% Corvinone
A deep, bright ruby red in color, it is rich and intensely spicy on the nose, with notes of cherry jam, tobacco and black pepper. On the palate it is full-bodied yet elegant, with gentle, silky tannins and a very long finish.
It is excellent with boiled, braised or grilled meats.
“90/100…lifts up with lavender & violets giving way to rich brown spice & crushed cherries…round & pliant yet salty…ample black fruits & sweet inner herbal tones. There`s a nervous character that plays with the palate, giving it a sultry feel, while tapering off long yet fresh & juicy, lightly structured & savoury with violet candies & cherry berry fruits” (Vinous)
“92/100” James Suckling