Amarone della Valpolicella is at its best when drunk at almost 10 years from the harvest.
That is why - like most great fine wines of the world - a vintage chart is very helpful.
Year rankings in the Amarone della Valpolicella Vintage Chart are set using a rough average based on your chance of randomly purchasing a bottle of Amarone wine from the vintage of your choice and have it offer a reasonably good, wine tasting experience.
This is the purpose of the Amarone della Valpolicella Vintage Chart. Of course there are always some good and even great wines produced in moderate years. But one good wine, or even a few good wines does not make a great vintage.
These ratings were gathered by us and are also based on a collection of ratings available online that we adjusted under our personal experience.
Please, consider that - as residents we are - we often taste old vintages of Amarone della Valpolicella that are stored at wineries cellars, i.e. under the best conditions to be preserved during the years.