2006 Salvatore Molettieri "Vigna Cinque Querce" Taurasi Riserva (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #1125535 95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 Black cherries, licorice, incense, tobacco, spices burst from the glass in the 2006 Taurasi Riserva Vigna 5 Querce. Today, the 2006 is huge, imposing and virtually impenetrable, but with time in the glass the wine shows considerable depth and sheer richness. This is one of the more overt, textured Taurasis readers will come across. All the elements are in perfect balance and symmetry. Game, mocha, expresso, melted road tar and cloves are some of the many notes that are woven into the enveloping finish. This is one of the most polished wines I have tasted from Molettieri. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2026.  (2/ 2013)

93 points Wine Spectator

 A dark, compact red, with a foundation of fine tannins to the sappy blackberry, cherry pulp and damson plum fruit that's slow to shed hints of mocha, ash and espresso bean on the long finish. Best from 2015 through 2025. 350 cases made.  (12/ 2012)

K&L Notes

"Salvatore Molettieri and his son, Giovanni, make bold wines that capture the richness and power of Aglianico. The estate is located in Montemarano, long regarded as one of the most prestigious zones for Aglianico." (Wine Advocate, 2/2013)

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Other Red Wines

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Italy

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Campania