2011 San Martino "Arberesko" AglianicoAglianico from Italy
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What you need to know about this wine: Aglianico is a grape that some may call "The Barolo of the South." Why is that? Aglianico is a full bodied wine that offers up massiv...
- 92 Monica Larner - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
92 Monica Larner - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"The 2011 Aglianico del Vulture Arberesko is a very beautiful expression that matches the brawn of the Aglianico grape against the softness of the hot vintage. Warm tones of spice, leather and tobacco do a great job of filling in the background and rounding off any sharp edges. Rich but velvety tannins give the wine a determined sense of power and persistency. The wine could be consumed in the near-term, but it can also hold up to ten more years."
What you need to know about this wine:
Aglianico is a grape that some may call "The Barolo of the South." Why is that?
Aglianico is a full bodied wine that offers up massive flavor and structure. They grape has plenty of tannin while holding a high level acidity to allow the wines to age for a very long period of time. Just like a Barolo, these wines need some time to open up and breathe.
|Sub-Region||Aglianico del Vulture|
92 - Monica Larner - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
|Taste||black fruit, earth, heavy tannin, dark chocolate and plum|
|Nose||chocolate, plum, cherry and blackberry|