2010 Galardi "Terra di Lavoro" Roccamonfina

SKU #1136503 97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 97+ I hope one day to have another chance to taste a vertical of Roccamonfina Terra di Lavoro because I have a strong feeling the 2010 will occupy a place among the very finest vintages produced on this tiny vineyard on the slopes of the Roccamonfina volcano. An exotic melange of tar, smoke, graphite, blackberry jam and savory herbs explode from the glass. The 2010 is intense and full-bodied, yet also incredibly elegant. A big, breathtaking wine, the 2010 continues to build all the way through to a deeply resonant, expressive finish. I would choose to leave this (utterly) beguiling Campanian red alone for the better part of a decade, but readers are going to have a very hard time (exercising) that patience. This is a fabulous effort from proprietors Arturo and Dora Celentano, and their long-time winemaker Riccardo Cotarella. Anticipated maturity: 2020-2040.  (2/2013)

93 points Wine Spectator

 A dark, beefy red, with layers of game, underbrush and wild herb to the dark blackberry, cassis and plum skin notes. Full yet fine tannins add grip, as the fruit and hints of mocha and ash highlight the finish. Best from 2014 through 2025.  (12/2012)

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Staff Image By: Greg St. Clair | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 8/14/2013 | Send Email
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Sultry, earthy, sensual and striking are words that just flow out of this glass, molten, smoked blackberry preserves, and pencil shavings are all coursing through this wines exotic array of flavors. Lying about an hour north of Naples, Galardi’s vineyards are planted about 1200 feet overlooking the Gulf of Gaeta. Terra di Lavoro is a blend of 80% Aglianico and 20% Piedirosso a blend that allows the power of the Aglianico to be softened by the Piedirosso, yet this is more about the vineyards than any simplistic softening, these grapes were meant for each other since their inception. The wine has a richness that is enticing yet exotic, this isn’t a jam jar full of primary fruit flavors this is a wine that has intense, profound aromatics that you might not have experienced before. This is like walking into a Turkish bazaar; your senses are attacked from every angle with smells, textures, flavors all in combinations that might be your first experience with them. It is warm, there’s a sultry thickness to the air and you’re eating wild boar for the first time surrounded by a culture you are completely unfamiliar with, but you let yourself go and dive in with abandon. That is the Galardi Terra di Lavoro experience, wild, intense and fascinating. Terra di Lavoro is aged in new Allier and Never barriques for 12 months.
Drink from 2013 to 2023

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