Tenuta Del Portale Starsa 2012, Igt Basilicata

Red Blend Red Blend
Italy

$12.75 (416164)

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June 27, 2015

Critic Reviews (2)

John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Portale is the sister estate of D'Angelo, one of the oldest producers on the upper slopes of Monte Vulture in...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is a quite complex, loosely structured and somewhat rustic aglianico from Italy's deep south. Expect ripe...

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Community Reviews (4)

Brad Mate
Brad Mate

This is a fantastic little wine. It's packed with old world charm and structure. Spicy cherries, smoky cedar, leather, barnyard and ash. Tannins are rustic but not harsh and it's tart on the palate. Finishes up tight and dry. Highly recommended!

@wine 4 me - is it sense of place or traditional wine making?

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Michael Stickings
Michael Stickings

This is simply delicious, delivering everything you could ever want from the Aglianico grape, showcased on its own. It's rough and rustic but also immensely complex, maintaining a delicate balance of dried (prune, raisin) and tart (cranberry, raspberry, pomegranate) fruit, complemented with leather, black pepper, and funky earthy-meaty notes reminiscent of French Syrah, as well as a hint of smokiness. It softens after a day, the fruit rounder, plum and dark ripe cherry, but the depth remains. Very nicely done and a fabulous value, if just lacking the length and profundity for a 90.

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

good wine, I like it.

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