1985 Bertani, Amarone (RT93) Both this and the 1988 Quintarelli Amarone that followed were left in an impossible to escape shadow to expect anything but a soft performance after the Gaja/Giacosa flight that preceded it, but make no mistake, these were both stunning wines. Bertani crafts classic, old style, traditional Amarone and those who have experience know they can age majestically. The hue is deep and dark ruby with a rime of garnet. Notes of late fall dried fruits, nuts and smoke lead to a deeply sensual palate that delivers rich, ripe fruit, delicious acidity and sweet tannins. This is an excellent showing! Drink now-2030+