2005 Bisceglia Aglianico de Vulture Gudarrà
94 points Wine and Spirits: "At first this feels hidden behind both its oak and the strong mineral tannins pulled from the calcareous-clay soils of Monte Vulture. It fills out with air, balancing violet and ripe cherry flavors with a dried mushroom earthiness and piercing acidity. Impressively structured and built to age, this could be cellared for up to a decade or decanted for roast leg of lamb." 91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The estate's 2005 Aglianico del Vulture Gudarra is made from the oldest vines on the property, although this is a very young winery, so vine age must be considered in relative terms. The Gudarra is a sumptuous, super-ripe Aglianico that boasts an expansive, creamy-textured core of jammy blueberries, spices, minerals and new French oak. Still remarkably youthful, this exuberant wine will only get better in bottle although it is pretty irresistible today. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2015." (04/09) Three glasses from Gambero Rosso.