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