Aglianico

Tenuta del Portale

Le Vigne a Capanno Aglianico del Vulture Aglianico 2016

Dark glass-clinging garnet purple. Blueberry, black raspberry, and leather on the abundant nose and full-bodied, rustic palate. Fine medium plus tannins and high juicy acidity round out this classically Old World red from S Italy. Pizza Margherita is a natural, of course, but Osso Bucco, tomato heavy beef dishes, and Mediterranean fare (maybe even Cassoulet?) will shine as well. Drink now through 2026 or so. — 15 days ago

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Musto Carmelitano

Serra del Prete Aglianico del Vulture 2015

Delectable Wine
9.1

Crushed ashen stone, undergrowth and hints of animal musk are the first notes to greet you as the 2015 Aglianico del Vulture Serra del Prete opens up in the glass. With coaxing, spiced black cherries and rosemary join the fray. This is silky, almost fleshy in feel, with juicy acids enlivening flavors of ripe woodland berry and blood orange. You don’t notice those Aglianico tannins until the finale, which boasts an exotic flourish of tropical citrus and inner violet tones. The Serra del Prete may be an atypical expression of Vulture, but it’s one that I find quite pleasurable. (Eric Guido, Vinous, July 2021)
— 22 days ago

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Alovini

Alvolo Aglianico del Vulture

A great bargain. Lots of slightly smokey dark fruit, spice and tobacco leaves — 14 days ago

Cantine Manimurci

Poema Taurasi Aglianico 2011

Nick C
9.5

Wine pairing with Juniper tasting menu — 14 days ago

Cantine del Notaio

Il Sigillo Aglianico del Vulture 2011

John W
9.0

Very dark ruby coloration. Hint of brown. On the nose, plum, Dark cherry, currants and forest floor. On the palate, full bodied and rich in the mouth, cherry, currants and a strong and pervasive presence of anise that goes long into the finish. Tannins are present and strong but do not inhibit a medium long finish of anise. — 7 days ago

Re Manfredi

Serpara Aglianico del Vulture Aglianico 2013

Delectable Wine
9.3

Crushed blackberries, tobacco, sage, thyme and hints of smoked meat waft up prominently from the 2013 Aglianico del Vulture Superiore Serpara. It’s soft in texture and almost creamy in feel, with juicy acids maintaining balance as ripe black fruits and minerals sweep effortlessly across the palate. Its firm tannins make themselves known through the finale, yet as more of an accent that frames the experience well, while hints of dark chocolate and balsamic spices slowly fade out. The single-vineyard Serpara matures in a combination of 50% new and 50% used French Allier oak casks, which Re Manfredi has done a wonderful job of integrating here. (Eric Guido, Vinous, July 2021)
— 22 days ago

Elena Fucci

Titolo Superiore Riserva Aglianico del Vulture 2013

Delectable Wine
9.6

The 2013 Aglianico del Vulture Titolo Riserva takes things to a whole new level for Elena Fucci. It opens with an intense display of crushed cherry, exotic spices and sweet herbal tones; as the bouquet evolves, it gains haunting richness and a darker fruit profile with marine-tinged minerality and notes of lavender. Its silky textures coast along a medium-bodied framework, as a polished yet dense display of blackberry and currant gives way to saturating spice and a tightly wound web of tannin. This finishes long, intense and structured, leaving the palate drenched in black fruit concentrate, yet all lifted by residual acids. A stunning example of Aglianico and Vulture terroir. (Eric Guido, Vinous, July 2021)
— 22 days ago

Contrade di Taurasi (Cantine Lonardo)

Irpinia Aglianico

Very dark and brambly. Dirty even. — 10 days ago

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Tenuta del Portale

Aglianico del Vulture 2016

Been searching for an affordable good version of Aglianico and this is it! $16. Big flavor with cassis cedar and oak? Dark fruit no vanilla relatively dry — 13 days ago

Masseria Frattasi

Caudium Aglianico 2018

Lots of variations in the bottles
This one was absolutely great
Fresh, fun and relatively long
A marvellous example of aglianico
Tannin present, but well tamed
— 24 days ago

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Peter Sultan

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We love Aglianico— more love for the varietal, Delectable. Well done @Ceccherini Cristiano
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@Peter Sultan 😊 Thank you!!
Aglianico is IMO indeed a quite difficult cepage to understand and consequently love. I guess the good ones are just too few and also i reckon it is quite a hard task to pick the perfect moment, when the wine is at peak. We, in Italy, call the wines made from this varietal Barolo of the South for some reasons(see tannin and complexity) and ageing is a very important part of the process too.
However after you have a 1928 Taurasi which blows your mind away you can only search for more and wait for the next illumination 🙏...it doesn't happen with all the grape varietal, does it?