Novaia 2011 Le Balze Riserva (Amarone della Valpolicella Classico)
This opens with aromas of violet, black-skinned berry, underbrush and a whiff of exotic spice. The firmly structured concentrated palate doles out dried black cherry, raspberry jam, clove and black pepper alongside fine-grained tannins. Drink now through 2029.
KERIN O’KEEFE@kerinokeefeItalian Editor