Dal Forno’s 2002 Amarone is a first-class effort in every way. The wine reveals loads of ripe, generous fruit that flow on to the palate with stunning intensity. This remarkably pure Amarone possesses incredible detail in its dark wild cherries, chocolate, herbs and toasted oak. The tannins build mightily on the finish even if this isn’t one of Dal Forno’s most massive wines. There is a lot of purity and depth here... At first I thought this might be a relatively early-maturing wine but when I came back to an unopened bottle after two-plus days it had barely budged!
94 points, Wine Advocate, October 2008