A very nice bottle, but more green herbal notes on the nose and palate than the last bottle. Likely a trait which might not be showing had I read my own notes on this bottle... "future bottles should be 2024+" so not 2020...🤷🏻♂️🤦♂️
Otherwise consistent notes for day one on this bottle.
Nose has blackberry juice, hardwood charcoal, over-ripe blueberry, ripe plum and metallic minerals (wet rust).
Palate has spice notes, metallic blackberry, mouthful of black cherries, old leather, the tannins are light initially but make their attack on the long finish. — 5 days ago
Cresting, drink up! Straw gold, initial maderized notes had us worried. These blew off and revealed a fascinating wine, very much alive at nearly ten years. Full-bodied, penetrating acidity, orange blossom, honeysuckle, long finish. A treat. — 21 days ago
Very golden, stone fruit, citrus. Salt — 16 days ago
Very similar to my prior notes, but distinctly more of a saline profile on the finish today.
Nose has cold honey, delicate white flowers, moist sand, green melon and fresh hay.
Palate has green melon, lime zest, lemon juice (light), dilute honey and green table grapes. — 5 days ago
Excellent medium bodied wine — 3 days ago
Flavors of lemon, honey, minerals. Medium to full body. — 22 days ago
This is a fine Aglianico that is honest and well-crafted but not for the faint of heart. Intensely gamey cured meat aromas dominate the profile up front followed by tar, licorice, fennel, smoke and violets. Mid palate is supple and silken, suggesting flavors of dried currants and peppermint candy. The finish brings a decidedly dry and ferrous minerality that screams for animal flesh, so I strongly suggest you heed that most primal call. Showing very strong concentration and firm tannic grip at nearly age 10. Seems to drink more gracefully in Burgundy glasses, and still has some maturing to do. An outstanding value and will delight the senses of those who appreciate Italian rusticity and classic food pairings from the South (THIS guy). — 10 days ago