Notable VINTAGES for the Holidays: Tommasi Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2010

Whether you’re indulging your own taste buds or want to make a splash at your fifth holiday party of the week, we have an insider’s opinion on the best bottles you can buy this festive season. 

Last week we told you about our favourite Spanish red, the 2008 Cune Gran Reserva, and today we’re taking you to Italy to talk about the smooth and masterful Tommasi Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2010 (356220 (D) 750 mL, $49.95). 

‘Cause the holidays, in their most traditional sense, represent all that is good on earth. 

And a perfect bottle of red for the holiday dinner table definitely falls under that umbrella.

Here’s why you’ll love it:

– Tommasi Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2010 is a proven crowd favourite, guaranteed to be the star of any festive gathering. This rich Amarone comes from the historic Tommasi family, who are masters of this celebrated wine style. Wine Spectator gives it a score of 90 points. 

– Gifting this fine wine is a way of sharing the beauty, passion, and history of Italy and the winemakers who have perfected their craft over generations. Unless you’re given a surprise ticket to Italy this year, this bottle is the next best thing to being there. 

– This well-balanced wine is deliciously approachable, revealing flavours of black cherry coulis, fruit cake, licorice, and mineral. (Bonus points for anyone at your holiday party who can pick out two of these flavours!)

Be sure to check back next week as we continue to run down our top recommendations from VINTAGES’ impressive holiday wine selection.


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