2005 Terredora di Paolo "Pago dei Fusi" Taurasi (Elsewhere $60)

SKU #1158462 94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The 2005 Taurasi Pago dei Fusi is a huge, explosive wine. It possesses superb delineation of aromas and flavors to match its dark, brooding personality. Sweet balsamic notes develop in the glass, adding further complexity as the wine gradually builds towards a powerful close. The 2005 doesn't appear to quite have the finesse of the 2004, but it comes very close. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2025. (AG)  (6/2011)

90 points Wine Enthusiast

 Pago dei Fusi is an extremely mineral-driven wine that oozes with aromas of asphalt, wet river stone and crushed brimstone. There’s are touches of candied fruit and black licorice, with notes of tobacco and campfire ash on the close. The mouthfeel is very nice: long, polished, firmly tannic, astringent and elegant. Give this wine five more years in the cellar.  (6/2012)

90 points Wine Spectator

 A grippy, mountain red, displaying firm wild berry, spice, flint and underbrush notes tightly wound with medium tannins framing the detailed, minerally finish. Drink now through 2018.  (2/2012)

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Staff Image By: Greg St. Clair | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 5/1/2014 | Send Email
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This powerful 100% Aglianico has a very forward and aromatic nose that is full of spicy fruit and earth; on the palate the potent structure is readily felt underneath but after a few years in the bottle its initial tannic grip has integrated extraordinarily well. It's balanced and drinkable now. This is a powerful Aglianico and is still a candidate for more time in the cellar, but it is so expressive now, why wait? Try some now with a big Porterhouse or a rack of lamb and then salt some away for the future! You’ll be well rewarded!
Drink from 2014 to 2020

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