Avellino, Campania

Donnachiara

Taurasi Aglianico 2017

Dark, blackish purple. Inviting nose of tarry blackberry. Full-bodied palate gives that same blackberry with ripe blueberry, and a hint of birch ash on the moderately long finish. Fine, medium plus tannins and medium acidity. Aglianico is my new go-to Italian variety and Taurasi is the King. Old World presence with a slight New World feel. The slight step down from the Riserva makes for a great value in a premium appellation. Pizza — originally from the same region — is a natural pair, but take this anywhere you’d take a Bordeaux or a New World Syrah or Petite Sirah. Drink now through 2027. — 3 days ago

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Feudi di San Gregorio

Selve di Luoti Taurasi Aglianico 1998

23 years old Aglianico. Colour reveals this little fact. Very ripe and slightly oxidized Madeira-like bouquet full of caramel, toffee, balsamic and animal notes, tar, purple basil and medicinal herbs. Great balance, good volume with ripe tannin (which is still quite powerful). Long evolving aftertaste. Sophisticated, already on it's peak. Great experience. — 19 hours ago

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Romano Clelia

Colli di Lapio Fiano di Avellino Fiano

Viscous and concentrated. On the nose musk, smooth nuttiness and faint floral and just ripe peach profile. Nice, would like to try it aged — 12 days ago

Terredora di Paolo

Fatica Contadina Taurasi Aglianico 2013

Really interesting wine that is both rustic and elegant at the same time! Bright red berry fruit aromas with notes of spices, violets, bay leaves and dried thyme. Rich and bold black cherry fruit flavors with notes of tobacco, beef jerky and tar. Peppery finish. Nice ruby color and medium bodied. Aging beautifully! — 21 days ago

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Feudi di San Gregorio

Serpico Irpinia Aglianico 2005

Sophisticated and very appealing bouquet full of earthy notes, tar, leather, mulberry, black cherry and medicinal herbs. Despite the age (16 years old, not sure how to translate that to human age), it is so much alive, well structured and balanced, long fruitful aftertaste with notes of licorice and chocolate. More experienced folks say this wine has good potential and I can't help myself but to dream about future of this wine.

Tasted on 2021-09-15
— 19 hours ago

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Luigi Tecce

Poliphemo Taurasi Aglianico 2014

Rustic, red fruit with some earth; some of that aglianico clovey, orange peel herbal quality. But also hoisin and muddy notes; a bit volatile. Not as pristine as the Mastroberardino from the same vintage. — 15 days ago

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Ceccherini Cristiano

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Good find!! Unfortunately this label has a lot of bottle variations even among the same vintage, but if you could decant for 4 to 5 hours a 2008 or 2010 there would be a revelation(perhaps🤞) about the aglianico grape
Still i gave up recommending it at the restaurant long time ago to avoid bad surprises 😔😔
Big time volatile when opened
Josh Morgenthau

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@Ceccherini Cristiano I was surprised this bottle didn’t show better and definitely suspect an off bottle. I will keep trying!

Mastroberardino

Radici Taurasi Aglianico 2012

Tim
9.1

Delicious after a little time to breathe. — 3 days ago

Terredora di Paolo

Terre di Dora Fiano di Avellino 2019

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9.0

The 2019 Fiano Terre di Dora impresses with dried flowers, incense and almond paste complemented by peach and mango notes. Silky contours usher in mineral-tinged white stone fruits, zesty green citrus and exotic spice. While gorgeous already, the 2019 offers good near-potential. $19.00 (Eric Guido, Vinous, September 2021) — 8 days ago

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Mastroberardino

Greco di Tufo DOCG Greco Bianco 2019

Nice Greco di Tufo. Gentle white flowers and minerals. Nice mouthfeel leading into a nice finish with good acid. Good pairing with the US Open finals. — 9 days ago

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Ciro Picariello

Irpinia Fiano 2019

This was very good fiano, refreshing with nice floral, yellow orchard fruit and tropical notes, nutty and a little honeyed. Also you get to see my extremely janky storage method for leftover wine when my .375ml bottles get thrown away — 20 days ago

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Severn Goodwin

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LOL! (janky storage)
Jason Keefer

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I was thinking it was some random way to concentrate the nose or something!