Donnachiara

Campania Aglianico

8.833 ratings
8.85 pro ratings
Campania, Italy
Aglianico
Manchego & Parmesan
Top Notes For
Byron C Mayes

Transparent dark garnet purple. Inviting nose and medium palate of black cranberry and underripe blueberry with a hint of rubbery anise mid palate. Medium plus (classic Italian) acidity; medium tannins. This entry level to Aglianico is a nice lighter intro to southern Italy’s premier variety. Not as bold as Taurasi, but a fine accompaniment to Margherita (or any other red sauced) pizza. Drink now.

Transparent dark garnet purple. Inviting nose and medium palate of black cranberry and underripe blueberry with a hint of rubbery anise mid palate. Medium plus (classic Italian) acidity; medium tannins. This entry level to Aglianico is a nice lighter intro to southern Italy’s premier variety. Not as bold as Taurasi, but a fine accompaniment to Margherita (or any other red sauced) pizza. Drink now.

Jul 5th, 2021
Ken Z
9.0

Drank 8/21/20. Nice with pizza, but would prefer with some lamb or maybe bbq.

Nose of blackberry, black cherry, pipe tobacco, and sweet baking spices. Black cherry, soil, tar, and spice flavors. Firm tannins and black fruit dominate the long finish.

4/21/8/3/4 +50 =90 pts.

Drank 8/21/20. Nice with pizza, but would prefer with some lamb or maybe bbq.

Nose of blackberry, black cherry, pipe tobacco, and sweet baking spices. Black cherry, soil, tar, and spice flavors. Firm tannins and black fruit dominate the long finish.

4/21/8/3/4 +50 =90 pts.

Aug 22nd, 2020
Juan Pablo Perez

Vino interesante. Nariz de cereza, ciruela, hoja seca y tabaco con trasfondo de fruta. En la boca suave con buen balance de fruta y acidez. Muy buen valor versus su costo. Vale la pena explorar el DOC. (Ballester)

Vino interesante. Nariz de cereza, ciruela, hoja seca y tabaco con trasfondo de fruta. En la boca suave con buen balance de fruta y acidez. Muy buen valor versus su costo. Vale la pena explorar el DOC. (Ballester)

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Joe Santiago

Earthy, with aromas of berries and slight hint of tart cherries. My first Aglianico! Not bad but slightly on underwhelming side.

Earthy, with aromas of berries and slight hint of tart cherries. My first Aglianico! Not bad but slightly on underwhelming side.

Feb 11th, 2022
Rhonely Boy

Not fancy, but exactly what I wanted

Not fancy, but exactly what I wanted

Oct 31st, 2021
ESF
8.4

Inky, very reticent nose - super reductive - able to discern dark fruit & rich soil, leather, tar, some pepper all wrapped in a rustic frame. Decent weight & grip, bit astringent on finish.

Inky, very reticent nose - super reductive - able to discern dark fruit & rich soil, leather, tar, some pepper all wrapped in a rustic frame. Decent weight & grip, bit astringent on finish.

Oct 14th, 2021
Mark Werrell

Enjoyed with flank steak

Enjoyed with flank steak

May 31st, 2020
Darren Stevens

Total Wine $18

Total Wine $18

Oct 18th, 2019
John J
8.9

Dark in the glass, deep ruby with slight brick edge.

Bright red cherry fruit, nice dry lip-smacking tannin and light mineral/smoke characteristics.

What a nice surprise. I was expecting ripe fruit but it's pleasantly fresh, nice.

Dark in the glass, deep ruby with slight brick edge.

Bright red cherry fruit, nice dry lip-smacking tannin and light mineral/smoke characteristics.

What a nice surprise. I was expecting ripe fruit but it's pleasantly fresh, nice.

Feb 23rd, 2019
Lenny Stote

Very smooth

Very smooth

Nov 5th, 2017