Campania, Italy

Il Cancelliere

Campania Aglianico 2016

I found this bottle delicious. Did not know the varietal and terroir very well, and of course I picked a natural wine to get started. I found it beautiful, feminine, soft and sensual, surprisingly fruity with red fruits nose and floral aromas. After three years in the cellar, the tannins are firm but integrated, the fruit ripeness and the acidity are perfectly balanced. Medium body and medium length. I'll go for a deep dive with this producer ! — 4 days ago

Luigi Tecce

Poliphemo Taurasi Aglianico 2010

In the good vintages this Aglianico has only few others that can match it
Magic!!
Fruit, mineral, vulcanic, velvety tannin, long after taste
A wine from another dimension, ethereal
— 6 days ago

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Ceccherini Cristiano

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No one asked about the comic, Pentothal
A marvelous comic from 82 by Andrea Pazienza
A real gem

Azienda Agricola San Giovanni

Maroccia

Rich bright and dark fruit - black and red cherry, black and red raspberry- with note of coffee bean and sambuca. Perfect balanced acidity with tamed soft tannins and a velvety finish. — 2 days ago

Calafe

Taurasi Aglianico 2009

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.
— 10 days ago

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Lyle Fass

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Great note

Terredora di Paolo

Terre di Dora Fiano di Avellino 2014

Who says Italian whites can’t age? Such a great interplay between subtle, filigreed minerality and the luscious, almost exotic Fiano thing. Palate-coating and still showing a good 5-7 more years of pleasure to come. — 2 days ago

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Joaquin Wines

Vino della Stella Marca Propia Fiano di Avellino 2016

Delicious. Floral. Clear. Great nose. — 7 days ago

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Miervini

Castagnaro Aglianico

Excellent! Gift from friend from Italy. Wish I could find more. — 5 days ago

Calafe

Greco di Tufo 2015

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.
— 10 days ago

Paul, E and 29 others liked this
Lyle Fass

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For no money a great wine

Terre del Vescovo

Re‘na Vota Campi Taurasini Aglianico 2010

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). — 16 days ago

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Andrew Schirmer

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Great review, I’ll look for this.

Rinomata Cantina Tombacco

Aglianico del Beneventano 2017

From esquin 14.99 plus tax = 16.50. I really like it. Don’t know how to describe it. A bit sweet a bit bright a bit earthy. Aglianico grape. Love the label design. — 12 days ago