Avellino, Campania

Salvatore Molettieri

Cinque Querce Irpinia Aglianico 2015

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

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Romano Clelia

Colli di Lapio Fiano di Avellino 2017

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

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Mastroberardino

Riserva Taurasi Aglianico 1977

Ontwikkeld, maar nog vol gestoofd, zwoel fruit. Indrukwekkende wijn voor de leeftijd. — 21 days ago

Peter, pascal and 4 others liked this

Vadiaperti

Fiano di Avellino 2018

No butter on the 2018 @Andrew Mecoli , and pretty easy to order online still. — 4 days ago

Sarah Bignami
with Sarah
Eric, Hermes and 21 others liked this

Mastroberardino

Radici Taurasi Aglianico 2006

Excellent wine. Firm tannins, but the fruit was lovely. Complex. Savory. Will age for decades. — 20 days ago

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Terredora di Paolo

Pago dei Fusi Taurasi Aglianico 2004

Great balance! Ripe cherries and dark plum, floral, tobacco and spice notes.

— 6 days ago

Nativ

Blu Onice Irpinia Aglianico

V15. Pretty good. Olive nose. Light bodied. Juicy,cherry and black cherry fruit. Dry, tight, slightly tannic, earthy finish — 14 days ago

Il Tufiello

Sancho Panza Vino Bianco Fiano 2016

This was great. Sour beer white wine. Yum. HelensXMAR selection — 5 days ago

Ellen Christen
with Ellen
Daniel, Josh and 1 other liked this

Perillo

Riserva Taurasi Aglianico 2006

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

Il Cancelliere

Nero Né Taurasi Aglianico 2011

Jeremy Shanker
9.1

Great bottle of Taurasi, made naturally 🧨 — 16 days ago

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