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