Donnachiara Taurasi Aglianico 2011

$22.43

SKU 3604001985

750ml

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Color: Ruby red with violet nuance. Bouquet: Full, intense bouquet redolent of blackberry, plum, cherry, with intence cacao and coffee notes. Palate: Warm, dry, soft, with an elegant structure and great persistence that confirms and amplifies the olfactory sensations. Food Affinities: Pasta with full body sauces, steak , game (wild, deer, boar, etc.) and long aging cheese.
Category Red Wine
Varietal
Country Italy
Region Campania
Appellation Taurasi
Brand Donnachiara
Alcohol/vol 13.5%
  • ws91

Wine SpectatorRipe and juicy black raspberry and damson plum fruit meets savory wild herb, olive tapenade, espresso and ash notes in this finely balanced red. Medium-bodied, with dusty tannins providing grip. Aromatic. Drink now through 2026. 900 cases made.

Alison Napjus, May 31, 2015
  • wa90

Wine AdvocateThe 2011 Taurasi is a dark and well-extracted wine that is loaded tight with dark fruit, dried blackberry, exotic spice, tar, licorice and grilled herb. Aglianico is known for its astringent tannins, but that firmness has been greatly softened and managed thanks in part to 12 months of aging in French barrique. Lingering notes of soft spice and dark fruit give the wine power and momentum. This Taurasi should evolve over the course of the next five years.

Monica Larner, April 2015