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quintarelli guiseppe dilemma

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shivaslives Feb 24, 2008 03:37 AM

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.

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    DavidT Feb 24, 2008 09:18 AM

    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.

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      shivaslives Feb 24, 2008 11:26 AM

      thanks for the help.

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        COrrico Feb 26, 2008 10:51 AM

        Quinteralli's Amarones are probably some of the most amazing wines I've ever had in my life. But what Amarone gains with age, it looses some of its "bam" from youth. So I think the wines will still be fantastic now, but I agree on cracking them open.

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