Great Italian red: Vinosia Taurasi Santandrea 2014

Another day, another Aglianico. An even better one. I put this into a lineup which featured names like Domaine de Trevallon, and it performed well, liked by all the tasters (they tasted it blind). This was sadly our last tasting before the coronavirus hit Hungary… I wonder when will we able to sit together again.

A textbook Aglianico. A bit oaky, but still looks pretty traditional. Dark in color and aroma profile, big yet taut and firm on the palate. So sinewy, with classically pronounced tannins, acidity is quite crisp too. Serious, powerful, has real depth. Not elegant but charming. It’s now developing, some tobacco notes appear on the nose, besides leathery, balsamic vinegar nuances. A great wine.

Rating: great, 90 points. In it’s class: 7-8/10.
Price: 19€.
Stockist: Italvinus.
Value: great.
Tasted: March, 2020.
Source: own purchase.
Drinking window: now – 2024.

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