1988 Quintarelli, Amarone (RT96) Served with a classic Northern Italian cheese plate drizzled with ancient Balsamico, which proved a perfect pairing! The 1988 Quintarelli is darkly hued, almost opaque in its visuals, while the bouquet delivers outstanding, beautifully articulated aromatics centered around a late fall cornucopia all things dried: fruit, flowers, forest floor, and nuts. As one spends time with the glass they are drawn into its developing complexity. This is truly magnificent, as it balances its bone dry character with this ripe, decadent richness of its fruit. This is a lovely bottle from one of the masters of Amarone, there’s no hurry here. Drink now-2038+