Mastroberardino

Riserva Radici Taurasi Aglianico

9.3105 ratings
9.313 pro ratings
Taurasi, Avellino, Campania, Italy
Aglianico
Manchego & Parmesan
Top Notes For
Ellen Clifford

Now THIS is what I want out of an Italian red. Balsamic, figs, dried cherries and tar on the nose. More the same on the tongue plus some leathery notes. And some lilacs! It is lithe yet thick, like a violet colored lightweight down comforter it will keep you warm. I poured a glass and am going to try again in an hour or so.......okay I’m coming back to it now almost two hours after. The VA has blown off more which is both good and bad depending how you look at it. Oddly the fruit seems fresher. And more. More plush ripe fruit. I’m into this but I fear it’s age made it fall off a bit faster than I surmised.

Now THIS is what I want out of an Italian red. Balsamic, figs, dried cherries and tar on the nose. More the same on the tongue plus some leathery notes. And some lilacs! It is lithe yet thick, like a violet colored lightweight down comforter it will keep you warm. I poured a glass and am going to try again in an hour or so.......okay I’m coming back to it now almost two hours after. The VA has blown off more which is both good and bad depending how you look at it. Oddly the fruit seems fresher. And more. More plush ripe fruit. I’m into this but I fear it’s age made it fall off a bit faster than I surmised.

1 person found it helpfulMay 2nd, 2018
Jenny Hemmer

Light floral nose, toasted vanilla bean, blackberry, black cherry. Nice full tannins.

Light floral nose, toasted vanilla bean, blackberry, black cherry. Nice full tannins.

1 person found it helpfulAug 12th, 2016
Bill Ward

Sturdy, grape-y, layered and long

Sturdy, grape-y, layered and long

Dec 6th, 2016
J. Kim
9.2

Has a great aromatic complexity but is internationalized slightly. Very high acidities will keep it fresh for a long time. Kept getting better for 48 hours and loses all the glamour and superficialness and all that remains is the Italian bitterness, sourness and profoundness.

Has a great aromatic complexity but is internationalized slightly. Very high acidities will keep it fresh for a long time. Kept getting better for 48 hours and loses all the glamour and superficialness and all that remains is the Italian bitterness, sourness and profoundness.

Aug 4th, 2020
Inseon Hwang

Dried raisins. I get some figs. A little dried sweet bark.

Dried raisins. I get some figs. A little dried sweet bark.

Jun 27th, 2020
Ray Vanderhoff

Incredibly fresh tasting for a wine of its age. Aromas of fig, black plums, dried cherries, purple flowers and iron. Same on the pallet along with hints of leather and tobacco. Plush, full and round. Deep garnet color. Amazingly youthful expression of Agloanico. Pleasant surprise. Outstanding!!

Incredibly fresh tasting for a wine of its age. Aromas of fig, black plums, dried cherries, purple flowers and iron. Same on the pallet along with hints of leather and tobacco. Plush, full and round. Deep garnet color. Amazingly youthful expression of Agloanico. Pleasant surprise. Outstanding!!

Jun 20th, 2020
Dominique Brunelle

Full body, well balanced, oak, ripe red fruit ruby, clear. Végétal nose, perfumed, some floral

Full body, well balanced, oak, ripe red fruit ruby, clear. Végétal nose, perfumed, some floral

Jun 1st, 2019
Ashley Loafman

Fig, grilled meats, funky, spicy, elegant aroma, a quick finish was the only negative aspect. Paired excellent with an American grilled waygu ribeye.

Fig, grilled meats, funky, spicy, elegant aroma, a quick finish was the only negative aspect. Paired excellent with an American grilled waygu ribeye.

May 17th, 2019
Sagee Aran

2011 vintage. Medium intense red color, like a claret. Gentle nose, hints of blueberry. Soft tannins (age) very balanced and full mouthfill. Excellent after taste.

2011 vintage. Medium intense red color, like a claret. Gentle nose, hints of blueberry. Soft tannins (age) very balanced and full mouthfill. Excellent after taste.

Mar 23rd, 2019
Diane Kessler

Dark cherry, old leather, well integrated acidity. Fantastic.

Dark cherry, old leather, well integrated acidity. Fantastic.

Mar 21st, 2019