Ben says

★★ Great Wine You’re greeted by a pleasant nose of ripe black fruits, raspberry jam and sweet leather. There’s some star anise and cedarwood spice also. Lighter and fresher on the palate with packs of mainly red fruit. The wine’s nicely intwined with its oak, staying youthful and bright. The finish is long, with a little vanilla, and very soft. I imagine the wine has a little way to go but it’s tasting lovely.

Guerrieri Rizzardi '3 Cru' Amarone della Valpolicella Red Wine


Cabernet Sauvignon (68%), Merlot (20%), Malbec (7%) and Petit Verdot (5%) blend with 13.5% abv. Harvested from the Glenmore Vineyard in Yallingup. Fermented in stainless steel with malolactic fermentation and maturation in 228L old French oak, ageing for 18 months.

Grown in: Margaret River, AUSTRALIA.

Food Pairing

Thoroughly enjoyed this alongside a steak and kidney pie, thyme and salt seasoned roasties, carrots, steamed broccoli and gravy. It’s fruitiness makes it a versatile red with bigger dishes as the red-fruit style keeps things fresh and moreish.

Disclosure & Price

Purchased at full price in The Little Fine Wine Company’s half bottle wine subscription. Find in the UK for circa £17.99 for a full bottle from Waitrose.

Reviewed and tasted: 03/06/2024

Ben Franks Wine Tasting Note Producer Profile

About the Producer

Moss Wood is the second oldest estate in the Margaret River, planted in 1969 and today managed by Clare & Keith Mugford. The first vintage of Amy’s was in 1997. The Wilyabrup sub region of the Margaret River has been especially good for ripening Cabernet Sauvignon.