Complexity is the key in this Aglianico-Merlot blend. A hefty richness from the Aglianico combines with a velvety softness from the Merlot, which also supports the midpalate. Flavors of fresh blackberries executed in a modern style couple with dried spices and smoke. Editors’ Choice.
This is a beautifully aged Collector’s Edition of Taurasi made to celebrate Mastroberardino’s 130th anniversary as an exporter of wine to Europe and America. Elegant and aristocratic, the wine delivers fine notes of resin, molasses, black licorice, prune and plum cake. The intensity of flavors is remarkable and the wine has thick, impenetrable density and solid tannins.
This is one of the best Taurasis of all times. Antonio Caggiano has crafted an elegant wine that is rich in charm and personality. Cherry, freshly milled espresso, natural rubber, white truffle, pecorino cheese and black mineral all play a part in this complex ensemble. It has thick, tight tannins with beautifully etched mineral nuances and should age well for many…
This vineyard-designate Taurasi Riserva is probably one of the biggest, boldest wines produced in Italy. It opens with an inky black color and intense aromas of black fruit, toast, spice, espresso bean and bitter black chocolate. The jackhammer tannins are steady and firm, and there’s a long tail of prune and black fruit on the finish.
This special wine is aged for 18 months in oak and shows a massively long and intense finish, with evolving notes of black fruit, ash, prune, spice, leather and bitter black chocolate. It showcases the hard work achieved by Feudi di San Gregorio over the years. This should age for 10 years or more.
How smooth is this luscious bruiser—a combination of 90% Aglianico and 10% Cab Sauvignon? Pull out the knife and fork and find out. The color is splendidly opaque, and the palate is packed with cherry, cassis, mint and menthol. The finish is chewy, with mouth-coating tannins. Very pretty and wall-to-wall in terms of structure. From Antinori’s Puglian operation.
Here’s a southern Italian red with Barolo-like austerity: elegant notes of small berry fruit are seamlessly folded within layers of slate roof, ash, graphite, licorice and fine expressions rendered by volcanic soils and 18 months of oak aging. It really comes alive in the mouth, where the wine delivers power, concentration and a very long-lasting finish. This is…
Naturalis Historia is a benchmark wine for Campania—and all of southern Italy—with spectacularly clean mineral tones on the heels of berry fruit, plums, leather and spice. The wine’s approach is vertical and immediate but it also evolves slowly in the glass thanks to an ever-changing bouquet.