Cabernet lovers may find a new best friend in this intensely age-worthy red of terrific concentration and depth. Spicy, lifted notes of black cherry, strawberry and plum lead into a seamless and elegant palate.
This wine paints an authentic portrait of the Aglianico grape made according to family-honored traditions in the province of Avellino. The Mastroberardino 2016 Taurasi Radici reveals a unique combination of tart cherry fruit, savory smoke and campfire ash. You also get some candied orange peel, tilled earth and rusty nail. This vintage represents one of the most complete and balanced editions of the Taurasi Radici program that I have tasted in 20 years, and I look forward to tracking its bottle evolution.
Wine & Spirits
This is rich and layered, its dark berry flavors woven with notes of crunchy herbs, smoked meat and tobacco. Dense, schisty tannins keep the flavors taut as brisk acidity propels the wine to a balanced, iron-tinged finish.