Medium purple with light garnet flourishes in the glass. At five years, this is already a bit austere and unflinching. And that’s a compliment. Fresh violets, green pepper, Kools, and dried cherries on the nose. This is probably the most intense easy drinking wine I’ve ever had. Everything here is just spot on and correct. Wonderful balance despite the intensity of the fruit. Full bodied with medium acidity, this is a glorious combination of rustic excellence and Italian sophistication. On the palate, there’s plenty of exquisite forest floor goodness, earl grey tea, and soft red fruits dance. This is an alluring and outstanding Aglianico from Avellino. Drinks way above the price point. — 12 days ago
Great structure that benefits from air. Loads of citrus, white peach, and almond skin. Somewhat Chablis-esque but with that telling hint of Italian nuttiness. Went great with a chicken curry. — 15 days ago
Great balance! Ripe cherries and dark plum, floral, tobacco and spice notes.
— 6 days ago
V15. Pretty good. Olive nose. Light bodied. Juicy,cherry and black cherry fruit. Dry, tight, slightly tannic, earthy finish — 14 days ago
Perfect wine with steak. Aged just the right amount. Powerful Aglianico tasting of balsamic vinegar , licorice, and leather. A very long finish. Dark red fruit to start. A great Taurasi. Strong licorice-tinged nose. Likely not ready to drink before now. Rare find worth drinking, especially for only $65. Underrated here since the prior ratings were likely done too early after the vintage. As is typical of Taurasi, it requires 1 hour decanting and 14 years of aging. — 8 days ago