2012 Contrade di Taurasi (Cantine Lonardo) Aglianico Irpinia

SKU #1263002 92 points Wine Enthusiast

 *Editors' Choice* Intensely perfumed, this offers enticing scents of wild red berry, rose, violet and exotic spice. The polished, linear palate delivers ripe black cherry, spiced blackberry, cinnamon and star anise alongside silky tannins and refreshing acidity. (KO)  (3/2016)

91 points Vinous

 Dark ruby-red. Pure aromas of red cherry and rose petal, plus a whiff of alcohol on the enticing, aromatic nose. Big, dense and juicy, but with lively acidity providing lift and nicely extending the bright, sweet red cherry and peppery raspberry flavors on the long, suave finish. This strikes me as having been made with extremely ripe grapes but it's neither cooked nor over the top. A knockout entry-level Aglianico. (ID)  (9/2015)

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