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This is a special anniversary bottle (1902-2022) packaged with a white wax capsule and a raised label made in white plastic. I tasted bottle 6,348 of just 10,000 produced. I'm not sure if the actual wine is much different than the regular Amarone bottling from this vintage. The Tommasi 2017 Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 120 Anniversary offers a dark set of aromas with dried cherry, blackcurrant, tar, smoke and sweet spice. There is depth and power here (with 15%) alcohol.
Needs air to bring out the intense, bright red berries with some dates and spicy, meaty notes. Full-bodied with a tight but forward-driven palate, spurred along by clean acidity and firm, fine tannins. It’s all there, but needs time to mellow out.