Tenuta del Portale

Aglianico del Vulture

8.587 ratings
8.86 pro ratings
Potenza, Basilicata, Italy
Aglianico
Manchego & Parmesan
Top Notes For
Ken Z
9.1

Drank 2/21/19. Tasting event. Tasting pour.

Tar and sweet black cherry with some magic marker. Dark flavors, with blackberry, tar, soil and big tannins long, drying finish.

4/21/8/4/4 +50 =91
.

Drank 2/21/19. Tasting event. Tasting pour.

Tar and sweet black cherry with some magic marker. Dark flavors, with blackberry, tar, soil and big tannins long, drying finish.

4/21/8/4/4 +50 =91
.

Feb 22nd, 2019
Gordon Walker

Smells like a middle school art room, plasti chair, pencil shavings, painting supplies

Smells like a middle school art room, plasti chair, pencil shavings, painting supplies

3 people found it helpfulApr 16th, 2015
Sean Lowry

Pronounced alcohol on the nose. On the palette: mid-season blackberries (not overly ripe), and leather. Smoke, spice, and white pepper also emerge after a few seconds in the mouth. High tannins and acid with a slight licorice finish. Worked well with tomato-based ragu—cleared the fat but stood out on its own in the finish. Needs to decant for a while before drinking (2hr). Serve at cellar temp, just a little below room temp. 13.5% ABV.

Pronounced alcohol on the nose. On the palette: mid-season blackberries (not overly ripe), and leather. Smoke, spice, and white pepper also emerge after a few seconds in the mouth. High tannins and acid with a slight licorice finish. Worked well with tomato-based ragu—cleared the fat but stood out on its own in the finish. Needs to decant for a while before drinking (2hr). Serve at cellar temp, just a little below room temp. 13.5% ABV.

1 person found it helpfulJan 17th, 2016
Saman Hosseini

Writer Maison Abattoir

8.6

Blackberry coulis, tar, violet and clove. Persistent fruit with fresh acidity and dusty tannins. Aged 18 months in large oak casks.

Blackberry coulis, tar, violet and clove. Persistent fruit with fresh acidity and dusty tannins. Aged 18 months in large oak casks.

1 person found it helpfulDec 8th, 2014
Louie Christensen

A rather tannic, spicy Aglianico (as expected). Cigar box, cocoa powder, figs, raspberries, violets, balsamic, and chiseled stone. The tar comes on strong, but fades after stretching out in the glass. If you'd rather waste your money on cheap Chianti..please do. I'll stock up on this.

A rather tannic, spicy Aglianico (as expected). Cigar box, cocoa powder, figs, raspberries, violets, balsamic, and chiseled stone. The tar comes on strong, but fades after stretching out in the glass. If you'd rather waste your money on cheap Chianti..please do. I'll stock up on this.

Jan 23rd, 2016
Kyle Groombridge

Basic aglianico with some rough edges. Sulfur-y smoke, candle wax, and dark chocolate on the nose with rich black fruit and big tannin on the palate.. Settled down after a while in the glass, but definitely needs food.

Basic aglianico with some rough edges. Sulfur-y smoke, candle wax, and dark chocolate on the nose with rich black fruit and big tannin on the palate.. Settled down after a while in the glass, but definitely needs food.

Apr 26th, 2015
Liz Bird

Good value Aglianico.

Good value Aglianico.

Oct 5th, 2019
Bob Henry

Med to full body, good flavor, dry finish, good on second day.

Med to full body, good flavor, dry finish, good on second day.

Sep 20th, 2019
Bernardo Acconciagioco

Heavy tannins, lots of character, rustic but classy, amazing volcanic red...takes a bit to open up, worth the wait

Heavy tannins, lots of character, rustic but classy, amazing volcanic red...takes a bit to open up, worth the wait

Jul 27th, 2019
Paul B.

Was trying to age this for a few more years as an experiment not because it’s a prized bottle. But my wonderful wife picked a random red (according to her) from our modest wine stock and opened it. So 2019 instead of 2023. Pairs well with the knock-down rough Bruins playoff hockey game on tonight. Spices and dark purple fruit. Plum and peppery smoke. Fast firm tannin that dissipates quickly. Full body and med plus alcohol make this good for those wanting a savory, hearty red that is the opposite of easy drinking but is still very enjoyable.

Was trying to age this for a few more years as an experiment not because it’s a prized bottle. But my wonderful wife picked a random red (according to her) from our modest wine stock and opened it. So 2019 instead of 2023. Pairs well with the knock-down rough Bruins playoff hockey game on tonight. Spices and dark purple fruit. Plum and peppery smoke. Fast firm tannin that dissipates quickly. Full body and med plus alcohol make this good for those wanting a savory, hearty red that is the opposite of easy drinking but is still very enjoyable.

May 3rd, 2019