Quintarelli Alzero Cabernet IGT
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Excluding GST: S$539.00
The estate of Giuseppe Quintarelli, the Veneto’s most important producer, has received justifiable renown for its near-mythical Amarone, Recioto and the cult wine, Alzero. Although other producers like Romano dal Forno, who was Giuseppe Quintarelli’s protégée, make fine Amarones, Quintarelli Amarone is inarguably the benchmark for the wine. The namesake and the touchstone for the estate, Giuseppe or “Beppe” Quintarelli established the standard for other Veneto reds, including Recioto and Valpolicella Superiore. Giuseppe Quintarelli died in January 2012 at the age of 84; his estate continues on in the hands of his wife and children, who learned winemaking from the man known as “The Master of the Veneto.” A perfectionist who practiced rigorous grape selection, Quintarelli released his wines to market only when he deemed them ready— often many years after his fellow Veneto producers.
The 2006 Alzero is wonderfully alive and vibrant in the glass, with beams of energy that run through its deep frame. Exotic and alluring, the 2006 simply has it all. There is plenty of richness in the black cherry, licorice, smoke, tobacco, espresso and mocha flavors, but 2006 also has an element of restraint that balances some of its more overt leanings. All the elements fall into place effortlessly. When Alzero is on, there is simply nothing else like it... - Vinous (2006 vintage)
Vinous: 97/100 (2006 vintage)
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