2009 De Conciliis "Donnaluna" Aglianico Paestum

SKU #1077091

Deep ruby in color with a bright and broad nose, this wine shows aromas of ripe strawberry, cassis, cocoa, violets, on a mineral base with a typical Aglianico "textured" tannin structure framing a medium-bodied wine delivering prominent flavors of black cherry and cracked black pepper. The wine finishes warm, the tannins are now more noticeable and they add to the pleasant experience.

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By: Chris Miller | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 10/7/2011 | Send Email
Bruno De Conciliis nails it again! The 2009 Aglianico is a stunner. Tons of almost sappy black and red fruit on the nose, with lifted spice and black pepper. While certainly in a more modern leaning style, this is still very much true to it's more rustic Aglianico roots, with substantial but polished tannins and a beautiful tension on the mid palate. The tiniest touch of oak and a pretty black licorice note on the finish round out this exceptionally lovely wine. Bruno De Conciliis, the man, is a trip. I thoroughly enjoyed meeting him earlier this year. And his winery is quickly becoming a favorite of mine of the new guard in Campania. CM

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