Dal Forno Romano, Valpolicella Superiore 2014
A blockbuster that defies what one thought possible from appellation but definitely not producer. This is immense in every sense, a true trip to the Veneto. It demands your full attention, it demands some pretty substantial fare too if I'm honest. Benchmark.
This is a terrific wine that stood out—and stood tall—despite the fact that it was tasted alongside some of Dal Forno's most important vintages of the top-shelf Amarone. If that's not a full-on recommendation, I don't know what is. The 2013 Valpolicella Superiore Monte Lodoletta oozes forth with thick concentration and an inky black colour. The mouthfeel is thick and impenetrable, and the senses are treated to a long succession of black fruit, tar, spice, smoke, mesquite and barbecue flavours. The wine is full-bodied and very opulent, but it carries that massive intensity with grace and precision. This Valpolicella Superiore is very nicely done. Monica Larner – The Wine Advocate