"A dark super-ripe wine the 2008 Valpolicella Superiore is fabulous in this vintage. Smoke tar incense licorice and blackberry jam hit the palate in a massive intense Valpolice
"Lots of pretty cooked fruit with plums and berries. Full body blackberries blueberries and hints of chocolate. Lots of fruit and new wood. Rich and impressive but good austerity underneath. "
"The 2008 Valpolicella Superiore hails from the famed Monte Lodoletta cru and immediately struts its stuff: It opens to huge intensity an inky appearance and tight tannic astringency. Great care is taken to transform each berry of fruit into this dense syrupy wine that is redolent of bitter chocolate dried fruit blackberry preserves baking spice and toasted herbs. The oak tannins dry every last drop of moisture from your mouth. The blend is 70% Covina and Corvinone 20% Rondinella 5% Oseleta and 5% Croatina aged 36 months in barrique. This wine has a long long way to go. Don?t even think of popping the cork for five years or more."