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Riserva Radici Taurasi Aglianico

9.3125 ratings
9.319 pro ratings
Taurasi, Avellino, Campania, Italy
Aglianico
Manchego & Parmesan
Top Notes For
Gregory Fulchiero

Such a big wine with shoulders meant to last for decades. When compared to Fuedi San Gregorio - Radici has more new oak and spice with softer tannins. My new man crush.

Such a big wine with shoulders meant to last for decades. When compared to Fuedi San Gregorio - Radici has more new oak and spice with softer tannins. My new man crush.

Apr 4th, 2021
Josh Morgenthau

This is one for the cellar, but there are so many beautiful things going on already. Nose is piquant tamarind, orange zest, tart cherries, star anise and hints of tar, varnish and grape leaves. In the mouth it’s electric; tannic and surprisingly light-framed, with loads of cherries around an intense acid core. Wild and elegant. So young but it’s already thrilling to drink.

This is one for the cellar, but there are so many beautiful things going on already. Nose is piquant tamarind, orange zest, tart cherries, star anise and hints of tar, varnish and grape leaves. In the mouth it’s electric; tannic and surprisingly light-framed, with loads of cherries around an intense acid core. Wild and elegant. So young but it’s already thrilling to drink.

Oct 15th, 2020
Eric Irestone

I’ve seen god

I’ve seen god

1 person found it helpfulJan 17th, 2021
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
Alexander Motola

1998. Drink soon. Incredibly smooth. Acidity plus. Tart but refined. Incredible to drink. Can’t wait to get after the other bottles.

1998. Drink soon. Incredibly smooth. Acidity plus. Tart but refined. Incredible to drink. Can’t wait to get after the other bottles.

Feb 21st, 2021
David Russell

14%

Feb 7th, 2021
Inseon Hwang

Lots of sediment. Organic tea and tobacco.

Lots of sediment. Organic tea and tobacco.

Nov 25th, 2020
Matthew Malone

Halloween post pizza

Halloween post pizza

Oct 31st, 2020