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Riserva Radici Taurasi Aglianico

9.343 ratings
9.38 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
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
Inseon Hwang

Lots of sediment. Organic tea and tobacco.

Lots of sediment. Organic tea and tobacco.

Nov 25th, 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
Gaetan Ciampini

In a great spot.

In a great spot.

Nov 24th, 2018
Noah Hyte

Big cherry and plum and spice. Dense and delicious

Big cherry and plum and spice. Dense and delicious

Oct 1st, 2017
Max Einhorn

Soft tannins for aglianco with red fruit winning over dark fruit. Home run for the price

Soft tannins for aglianco with red fruit winning over dark fruit. Home run for the price

Dec 14th, 2016
Pekka Holma

Not my cup of tea, but this is something else when it comes to affordable mature wines or Aglianico one can buy from Alko in Finland. Medium body, medium+ acidity, finishing with dry note.

Not my cup of tea, but this is something else when it comes to affordable mature wines or Aglianico one can buy from Alko in Finland. Medium body, medium+ acidity, finishing with dry note.

Sep 28th, 2016
Haynes Gallagher

Nice time - softer and smoother than what I thought

Nice time - softer and smoother than what I thought

Jul 31st, 2016