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Riserva Taurasi Aglianico

9.167 ratings
9.211 pro ratings
Taurasi, Avellino, Campania, Italy
Aglianico
Manchego & Parmesan
Top Notes For
Ira Schwartz

A big nose of plum, blackberries and chestnuts. In the mouth a full body wine , muscular not fat. Clean fruit backed up with leather and earth assisted by a nice dose of acid . Tannins are there and put up a wall of resistance that will likely soften with time.

A big nose of plum, blackberries and chestnuts. In the mouth a full body wine , muscular not fat. Clean fruit backed up with leather and earth assisted by a nice dose of acid . Tannins are there and put up a wall of resistance that will likely soften with time.

Jan 14th, 2022
EatSommThings (Jimmy)

6/22/19 - blind tasting wine 5 - high tone red fruited cherry strawberry pomegranate some black plum m+ acid and tannins riper angry Barolo

6/22/19 - blind tasting wine 5 - high tone red fruited cherry strawberry pomegranate some black plum m+ acid and tannins riper angry Barolo

Jun 22nd, 2019
James Forsyth

Ripe, dark fruit, chewy. Attractive.

Ripe, dark fruit, chewy. Attractive.

Dec 7th, 2018
Josh Morgenthau

Beautiful dark transparent ruby. Nose is pulverized clay, wet earth, grilled berries, red cherries and asian spice. Palate has red fruits and some prickly tannins. Elegant, rustic and lean. Long with brisk tartness. Great food wine

Beautiful dark transparent ruby. Nose is pulverized clay, wet earth, grilled berries, red cherries and asian spice. Palate has red fruits and some prickly tannins. Elegant, rustic and lean. Long with brisk tartness. Great food wine

1 person found it helpfulMar 22nd, 2021
Stuart Pollack

Perfect wine with steak. Aged just the right amount. Powerful Aglianico tasting of balsamic vinegar , licorice, and leather. A very long finish. Dark red fruit to start. A great Taurasi. Strong licorice-tinged nose. Likely not ready to drink before now. Rare find worth drinking, especially for only $65. Underrated here since the prior ratings were likely done too early after the vintage. As is typical of Taurasi, it requires 1 hour decanting and 14 years of aging.

Perfect wine with steak. Aged just the right amount. Powerful Aglianico tasting of balsamic vinegar , licorice, and leather. A very long finish. Dark red fruit to start. A great Taurasi. Strong licorice-tinged nose. Likely not ready to drink before now. Rare find worth drinking, especially for only $65. Underrated here since the prior ratings were likely done too early after the vintage. As is typical of Taurasi, it requires 1 hour decanting and 14 years of aging.

1 person found it helpfulMar 27th, 2020
Fredrik Johansson

Winemaker Staglin Family Vineyard

9.3

In a wonderful spot. Dense. Dark. Concentrated around the mid-palate. With air it opens up, gets livelier and the structure becomes more excited and expressive.

In a wonderful spot. Dense. Dark. Concentrated around the mid-palate. With air it opens up, gets livelier and the structure becomes more excited and expressive.

Apr 4th, 2016
Timothy Eustis

Wine Director, Red Lion Inn

9.1

Tannic behemoth. Wonderful and brooding.

Tannic behemoth. Wonderful and brooding.

Dec 13th, 2015
Francis Huicq

Tasted in 2 runs: 1st in the morning - no decanting: touch of reduction suggesting tar; compact with dark fruit scents - tight and abundant tannins; well balanced and a firm finish. 2nd in the evening, nose was more appealing with clearer definition. On the palate the dark fruits were still there but alongside notes of wood. Robust, firm all the way long and tight. Brilliant but one to lay down a bit, good potential over the next 7-10 years.

Tasted in 2 runs: 1st in the morning - no decanting: touch of reduction suggesting tar; compact with dark fruit scents - tight and abundant tannins; well balanced and a firm finish. 2nd in the evening, nose was more appealing with clearer definition. On the palate the dark fruits were still there but alongside notes of wood. Robust, firm all the way long and tight. Brilliant but one to lay down a bit, good potential over the next 7-10 years.

Oct 6th, 2015
Erica Gamble

Dark color. Medium bodied, dirt/earth, tart fruit, prickly spice.

Dark color. Medium bodied, dirt/earth, tart fruit, prickly spice.

Jan 3rd, 2022
Anthony Lombardi

Brilliant bottle of wine. Dark berry aromatics with a spicy edge & a denseness which keeps inviting the nose back to the glass to uncover more. Elegant, yet round palate with amazing depth and a range of flavors & textures. One of the best bottles of Aglianaco I’ve ever been fortunate enough to enjoy.

Brilliant bottle of wine. Dark berry aromatics with a spicy edge & a denseness which keeps inviting the nose back to the glass to uncover more. Elegant, yet round palate with amazing depth and a range of flavors & textures. One of the best bottles of Aglianaco I’ve ever been fortunate enough to enjoy.

May 4th, 2020