Tenuta del Portale 2007 Le Vigne a Capanno Aglianico (Aglianico del Vulture)
This offers just about the biggest, boldest aroma and taste profile you will ever find in an Italian red. The correct food pairing is essential (rare prime rib or aged cheeses) because of the firm, dusty nature of the tannins. The finish shows crushed stone and powdered black licorice.
Tenuta del Portale 2007 Aglianico (Aglianico del Vulture)
This grand wine, with its heavy consistency, tannic backbone and aromatic intensity, should pair well with aged cheeses or grilled red meat. The elegant bouquet opens with thick black fruit, crushed stone, asphalt and dried tobacco. The mouthfeel is equally huge and bold.