This is a great effort from Zenato. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2026." (02/11) 94 points and a Highly Recommended designation from the Wine Spectator: "Wonderful aromas of black licorice and blueberry follow through to a full body, with juicy, round tannins. Luscious and decadent. Might be better on toast! A gorgeous wine, this is the real deal for Amarone. Why wait? But a little bottle age should really bring it together. Best after 2011." 94 points Wine Enthusiast: "Beautifully polished and bright, Zenato delivers a knock-out Amarone that shows impressive richness and intensity. Soft oak flavors of spice, vanilla and leather are followed by bright cherry and blackberry aromas. The wine is penetrating and extremely smooth in the mouth.
Appearance: Cresasso shows a deep, purplish-edged ruby, leaving its mark on the glass, and creates a rich array of dense, viscous legs. Bouquet: A wealth of appealing aromas opens with appealing red berry fruit, bright cherry, and blackberry, yielding, after a few moments, to deeper, richer impressions of black cherry, stewed prunes, and fruit preserves. Particularly intriguing are notes of liqueur cherries and sour cherry that gradually meld into sweet-sour tamarind. Palate: Cresasso is a rich, full-flavored Corvina without excessive tannins