2005 Bussola, Amarone della Valpolicella Classico, TB Vigneto Alto (RT 97+). With its whopping 17.5% alcohol, it reveals supple magnificence. Dark, dense and deeply hued, this ruby dominated monster shows a penetrating cornucopia of fall nuances with notes of dried cherry, dried red raspberry, cinnamon, leather and energized late season florals. There is a decided freshness that plays counterpoint to the bouquet and the palate is bright and layered with clean fruit sandwiched between beautiful acidity and endless, super ripe tannins. The finish goes on and on. An incredible showing for this single vineyard bottling, the flagship wine of Bussola that will cellar seamlessly for many decades. Drink now-2045+