2011 Grifalco "DaGinestra" Aglianico del Vulture

SKU #1273036 94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 This is a wine from Grifalco that I was previously unfamiliar with. The 2011 Aglianico del Vulture Daginestra is released five years after the harvest and represents the most sophisticated wine in this estate's portfolio. The bouquet is dark and savory with spice, cured meat, licorice, dried fruit, black mineral and ash. The results are balanced and tight and I admire the tannic definition that lends so much backbone. This is a terrific Aglianico. Winemakers Fabrizio and Lorenzo Piccini farm organically in the Venosa, Ginestra and Maschito areas of the Vulture to make the wines of Grifalco. Vineyards extend from 300 to 550 meters above sea level on the flanks of the volcano. The oldest fruit (from vineyards in Ginestra) makes the Aglianico del Vulture Daginestra. The vines are 70 years old and the resulting wine is truly spectacular. (ML)  (8/2016)

94 points Wine Enthusiast

 Baked plum, ripe berry, baking spice, violet and leather aromas unfold on this concentrated wine. On the delicious palate, velvety tannins support fleshy black cherry, crushed raspberry, cinnamon and licorice while a tobacco note backs up the finish. It's already tempting but hold for added complexity. Drink 2018-2031. (KO)  (3/2016)

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