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Riserva Radici Taurasi Aglianico

9.2152 ratings
9.321 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
Gene Bodemer

One of the best wines I've drank this year! So freaking good!

One of the best wines I've drank this year! So freaking good!

Nov 18th, 2023
Seb Pidgeon

Superb, place it in my face

Superb, place it in my face

Oct 23rd, 2023
Jakub Kalinowski

Firm yet juicy, with nice cherry fruit and rocky minerality. Nice depth, slightly rustic yet juicy tannins and great flow.
8h in the decanter allows sufficient air time for opening up.
A classic and in ‘16 really shines.

Firm yet juicy, with nice cherry fruit and rocky minerality. Nice depth, slightly rustic yet juicy tannins and great flow.
8h in the decanter allows sufficient air time for opening up.
A classic and in ‘16 really shines.

Sep 9th, 2023
Robert Torretti

Nice Aglianico in Zurich. Enjoyed with a Bolognese at Bindella in the Old Town. Opened a bit tight but decanted for 20 minutes during the first course and then it really got going. Savory, with some nice dark fruits (black cherry, raspberry) on the palate and some graphite and tobacco, too. Could definitely age it more if you own this in your cellar. Most other reasonably priced bottles on the list were much younger, so this had a good balance of a bit of bottle age and price.

Nice Aglianico in Zurich. Enjoyed with a Bolognese at Bindella in the Old Town. Opened a bit tight but decanted for 20 minutes during the first course and then it really got going. Savory, with some nice dark fruits (black cherry, raspberry) on the palate and some graphite and tobacco, too. Could definitely age it more if you own this in your cellar. Most other reasonably priced bottles on the list were much younger, so this had a good balance of a bit of bottle age and price.

Jul 25th, 2023