Donato D'angelo Aglianico Del Vulture 2008, Doc

Other Red Other Red
Italy

$17.25 (317628)

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87 pts
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March 30, 2013

Critic Reviews (2)

John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Smoky, savoury, mature, leathery, with dried floral/pot pourri notes and distinctive rustic, iron-like earthiness and...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This ribald oldster has a very intense but rather cooked and leathery nose with stewed prunes, horsehide, damp straw...

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Community Reviews (2)

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

Maturing, complex aglianico with all sorts of interesting flavours ranging from dried red fruits, leather, and prunes. Firmly structured along with palate clensiing acidity. Long finishing with pleasant tartness. I can see that this would be a polarizing wine for many but I really enjoyed this. Ceratinly no catering to modern tastes here and, for that, I am grateful. Drink now or can hold a few more years. Tasted July 2014.

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Mike de Maria
Mike de Maria

I'm not sure what to say here, but I tried 3 different bottles and they were as far as I could tell corked. All three tasted different (one was exceptionally - rinse your mouth out - bad).

Perhaps this is the way the wine is supposed to taste like, and if so, my rating stands. Or maybe it they received a really bad lot of corks tainted with TCA.

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