quintarelli guiseppe dilemma
I recently read a post on this site regarding the above wine and it sparked my memory of having a few bottles. Mine are however recioto della valpolicello classico one bottle of 1986 and two bottles of 1988. Any enlightenment on these wines would be appreciated.
Looking in my dog-eared copy of the Gambero Rosso 1998 Italian Wines guide shows that the wines of Quintarelli are/were held in high regard and are fairly expensive. In general, the 1988 vintage for Italian wines was rated very highly and the 1986 vintage was a notch below.
The '88 Quintarelli Recioto della Valpolicella was rated 2 glasses, out of a possible 3. I would suggest drinking these wines ASAP. They may already be over the hill.