Syrupy, dark and very rich, the 2012 Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Riserva Costasera is a full-bodied red wine and a very nice one indeed. Tar and tobacco appear in the mouth, with a very thick and velvety texture balanced with a 15.5% alcohol content. This is a hot-vintage blend of 70% Corvina, 15% Rondinella, 10% Oseleta and 5% Molinara. This wine shows dark concentration, black fruit flavors and thick intensity. The mouthfeel is seamless; however, the wine definitely flexes its muscles, something you'd serve with a Hungarian goulash and freshly baked bread, for example.
— Monica Larner