2008 Bisceglia Aglianico del Vulture Terra di Vulcano

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90 points Robert Parker: "The 2008 Aglianico del Vulture Terra di Vulcano is a gem. It reveals gorgeous textural richness that belies its elevage in stainless steel. There is plenty of varietal and regional character in this beautifully balanced, stylish Aglianico. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2014." (06/11)

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By: Steve Greer |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 12/1/2011  | Send Email
Not just a great holiday party wine, this makes a great “house” wine. In fact, it has become my “steak night” wine. It has rich, dark fruit along with a background of spice on the nose and palate. Aglianico’s typical tannins are there, but the rich fruit keeps them in check.

By: Chris Miller |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 9/9/2011  | Send Email
Holy smokes!! That's what I said when I tasted this wine. Actually I didn't say "holy smokes", I said "holly something else" cause, you know, we're a family run business here, family friendly dammit. Not a bunch of potty mouth sailor types. So anyway, I said "holly whatever" cause this wine is friggin delicious, and it's only 12 bucks! It doesn't scream Aglianico right out of the glass as it's pretty fruit forward, with loads of dark cherry and ripe plum, with just hints of woodsy spice and a touch of menthol. On the palate it really firms up and shows more of the tell tale Aglianco tannins, while still remaining plush and round. On the finish there is a little crunch of acidity and a hint that your drinking wine that was grown on the side of a volcano. Just another fantastic little charmer from Italy that's soft and fruity enough to be a crowd pleaser but structured and varietaly correct enough to please a purist. And did I mention it was only 12 bucks?!? Holy Smokes!!! CM

By: Greg St. Clair |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 9/8/2011  | Send Email
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I really like this wine, Aglianico that is balanced, expressive, full of fruit but in a more supple and drinkable body! There's certainly a tannic backbone but it's layered into the wine's expression of fruit and terroir. We've sold a ton of the Biscegila Gudarra' in the last couple of vintages (the Big Brother to the Terra di Vulcano)and if you liked that wine you'll love this wine for its immediate drink-ability while still giving you your money's worth at an unbelievable price. Grilled meats, pasta or your Thursday night Burger this wine is going to excite you!
Drink from 2011 to 2015

 By: Chris Bottarini |  Review Date: 11/5/2011 
Saturated ruby-purple in the glass. Very dark plums, asphalt & minerals on the nose. The attack on this wine is much lighter in fruit. You get cherries, light but noticeable tannin & acids show. Pretty interesting wine from the side of a volcano in Southern Italy.

 By: KPH |  Review Date: 10/26/2011 
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I like this wine a lot. It has balance and structure. It's midweight with a neat complexity that would work well in almost red wine pairing. It's not a wine that a person would get tired of. Enough fruit to keep the tannins at bay, but not so much that it is too chunky.
Drink from 2011 to 2014

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Italy

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