Insider (11th May 2016), the weekly newsletter that gives advanced notice of the results of the most important tastings held by the editorial staff of Wine Spectator, gives 93/100 points to Vaio Armaron 2009, the historic Amarone produced on Possessioni Serego Alighieri, confirming its position as one of the world’s best.
Classed among the “Hot Wines”, or “high-scoring wines from around the world that may be difficult to find but are worth seeking out”, are two outstanding Amarones from Cantina Privata Boscaini: Campolongo di Torbe 2009 and Mazzano 2009 which get respectively 94/100 and 95/100, the latter result putting Mazzano into the “Classic” category as one of the finest wines in the world.
These are the tasting notes from Insider:
Vaio Armaron 2009
An elegant red that shows a sense of finesse to the integration of supple tannins and tartinged minerality, with a rich palate of sundried cherry, dried fig, dried lavender and tea leaf, accented by hints of forest floor and espresso. The long, chewy finish is well spiced and lingering.
A firm and focused powerhouse, with pureed black cherry, tar, mocha and herbed black olive flavors tightly knit to a dense, tannic structure, while hints of brambly berry, floral and spice gain momentum mid palate and linger on the racy finish.
Campolongo di Torbe 2009
A full-bodied red, with rich flavors of fig cake, dried apricot, smoky mineral and espresso, enlivened by bright, mouthwatering acidity and wrapped around a block of chewy tannins. Expressive hints of bergamot and dried lavender show on the lasting finish.