Campania, Italy

Fattoria Galardi

Terra di Lavoro Campania Red Blend 2015

John Howard
9.0

Monster everything. Dark Fruit, ash, herbs, funk. Kind of a Brett bomb. Somewhat Hard to drink on it’s own. Tastes amazing with a good burger. — 3 days ago

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Stefan Dolhain

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Way too young. These wines evolve very slowly.
John Howard

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@Stefan Dolhain could totally see that. People accuse us of being baby killers all the time:)

Contrade di Taurasi (Cantine Lonardo)

Irpinia Aglianico 2016

Ate my rating.
Lots of black cherries and very ripe plums. Really deep magneta. On the nose, black and blueberries. Some leather and barnyard too. Savory fruit. A very nimble 13.5%. Lots of acid and minerals and a tannic finish. But really balanced.
— 6 days ago

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Monte di Grazia

Rosso Campania IGT Red Blend 2015

Delectable Wine
9.2

The nose on the 2015 Monte di Grazia is incredibly fresh yet also packed with zesty bright red berry fruits, as citrus-inspired floral tones and hints of wild herbs come together, creating a lifted expression. On the palate, soft textures are contrasted by tart red and black fruits, as vibrant acids make the mouth water, giving life to spicy inner floral tones. The finish is long yet buzzing, with energy and freshness, resonating on savory herbs, bright red fruits, and hints of fine tannin. This is already so easy to like, yet it will coast effortlessly for ten years or more in the cellar. (Eric Guido, Vinous, May 2020)
— 13 days ago

Romano Clelia

Colli di Lapio Fiano di Avellino 2018

Really great minerality: electric, alive on the palate. Lightest amount of tropical fruits that are gonna grow into jackfruit with air. Young it’s like green mango, green apricot. Some whole orange, and grapefruit. The phenolic bitterness is halfway between almond/flower and grapefruit and it’s pith and zest. There is some white spice and the finish is really mineral. Very active acids. That finish is long as hell. The wine is super light in color and body, but the finish grows like a firework in the mouth. There’s a good dusting of smoky ash throughout. — 6 days ago

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Mastroberardino

Campania IGT Greco 2018

Not a bad showing, not super interesting but still quaffable. — 8 days ago

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Casa Vinicola Michele Alois

Caiatì Campania Pallagrello Bianco 2018

For an inexpensive wine, this has a lot to say, all under its breath. — 13 days ago

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Chris Shultz

Chris Shultz

I love campanian whites, a lot of them are so smoky and dense/clean. Never had this grape yet, anything special about the taste?
Chris MacLean

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@Chris Shultz I’ve had this wine before but it was a while ago. Probably 2012 or 13. This 2018 impressed me because, unlike what I remember, it showed delicate floral notes and subtle but unmistakable persistence. I wouldn’t say there’s a lot of density or energy but definitely clean and surprisingly layered. My impression of previous vintages was more of the classic ashy notes of Campania.
Chris Shultz

Chris Shultz

Sounds great

Luigi Tecce

Poliphemo Taurasi Aglianico 2013

Delectable Wine
9.2

Crushed plums, cherries, and blueberries are offset by spiced orange and a hint of tangerine, then further complemented by hints of rosemary, tomato leaf, and finally, animal musk; this only begins to describe the layered bouquet on the 2013 Luigi Tecce Taurasi. On the palate, soft textures usher in fleshy red fruits and citrus-kissed herbal tones, as subtle tannins slowly collect on the senses. Its structure shows mostly through the long, dramatic finish, tugging at the cheeks and drying, yet all you need to do is take another sip to refresh the experience. Frankly, I don’t see this vintage aging decades in the cellar. There’s a bit of a rustic edginess here, yet the 2013 is beautiful today and sure to provide many years of pleasure. (Eric Guido, Vinous, May 2020)
— 13 days ago

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Cantina Giardino

Le fole Campania Aglianico

This wine got a lil stank on it, but only when it’s just about in your mouth. What’s actually going on with the flavors, some madness. It’s like coffee and cigars, but more like a blunt. It smells like schnitzel. It tastes like a re-lit cigarette butt that’s been dipped in chocolate truffle filling and brandy. Why is that so good? What the fuck? — 9 days ago

Mastroberardino

Radici Fiano di Avellino 2017

This bottle is pretty solid. Creamy and slightly bitter on the finish. Manages to be both full and lean, which is something I think fiano can do well. Smoky and good acid. Second day it loses the smokiness and a bit of the mineral impression and starts to taste a bit vanilla sweet from oak aging. — 12 days ago

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Feudo Ducale

Sannio Falanghina

New grape, who dis? Falanghina Beneventana is dry, with high acidity and flavors that include floral, herbal and tropical fruit notes. Concentrated citrus fruit character on the nose, with notes of bitter orange, orange peel, tangerine and candied fruits. This ancient wine from southern Italy goes right along with my current dry white kick. #badandboozpod #blackwinelovers #winelovers #delectable #winereviews — 15 days ago

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