Gricos Aglianico Del Vulture 2008, Doc Basilicata

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Italy

$13.05 (233833)

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Aglianico del Vulture is the only DOC wine from the Basilicata region. This version is deep ruby in colour and made in a very modern style. Offering great complexity on the nose with suggestions of oak, plum, tar, mulberry and lots of red fruit. The palate is dry, medium bodied and harmoniously balanced, with good tannic structure and suggestions of ripe black cherry, sweet plum, and chocolate. Enjoy with grilled lamb, or a meaty pasta. (VINTAGES panel, Sept. 2010)
89 pts
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September 03, 2011

Critic Reviews (2)

John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Here's a superb value wine for anyone who prizes a little firmness, spiciness, structure and pot-pourri-laced...

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Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

Spicy, bayberry, pine and other Christmas notes on the odly alluring nose. Palate is both vibrant with fruit and...

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I can see why the tannins and oak would be overwhelming for some, however after a couple of hours of decanting it showed character and depth with notes of aged leather and dried fruit with a fantastic, long finish.

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Alex Zanella
Alex Zanella

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It's only wine but I like it
It's only wine but I like it

A well-made wine with good flavour depth, but I find the oak to be quite prevalent. Odd, since supposedly the wine is 50% tank aged. I just don't get enough of the aglianco character shining though. I suspect that others who enjoy wood flavours in their wine will enjoy this more that I.

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