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2006 Mastroberardino "Radici" Taurasi

SKU #1094687 95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark The 2006 Taurasi Radici hits the palate with masses of blueberries, black berries, flowers and spices. The 2006 is a big, explosive wine in need of considerable cellaring. That said, it is remarkably accessible for a young Taurasi from this historic property. Layers of fruit continue to build towards the exotic, concentrated finish. This is a marvelous wine in the making. The 2006 spent two years in a combination of casks and smaller French oak barrels. (AG) Inner quote mark (4/2011)

92 points Wine Enthusiast

Outer quote mark Radici is a landmark red wine for Italy, because it shows the high-quality wine-making potential of the south. A hearty and sophisticated expression of Aglianico, this opens with smoky aromas of crushed mineral, black peppercorn, ripe fruit and cola. It shows firm tannins and impressive length. Inner quote mark (12/2012)

91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

Outer quote mark Bright ruby-red. Perfumed, terroir-driven aromas and flavors of blackcurrant, licorice, iron, woodsmoke and minerals. At once dense and suave, with herbal and peppery nuances complicating the wine's aromatic flavors of red cherry, plum, tobacco and flinty minerals. Finishes with building tannins and a juicy freshness. (ID) Inner quote mark (3/2011)

91 points Wine Spectator

Outer quote mark This tight red balances ripe blackberry, cherry and currant flavors with earthy underbrush and spice notes. There are big tannins here, but the fruit fights through to the licorice- and mineral-tinged finish. (NW) Inner quote mark (4/2012)

90 points Wine & Spirits

Outer quote mark The spicy scent of freshly grated nutmeg and the nuances of leather, iron and rich blue fruit all contribute to the complex depths of this wine. It’s bloody and black in flavor, with a vibrant finish that suggests there’s more to be revealed with age. Built for spit-roasted boar. Inner quote mark (6/2012)

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By: Mari Keilman | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 9/28/2012 | Send Email
"subdued tannins"....is that really what I wrote in my initial review of this aglianico?!?!? This little black grape is known to have tight, aggressive tannins that automatically equate to instant storing in the cellar. But not this aglianico! Spicey, earth driven aromatics give way to a full bodied rich texture that is supported by great structure and that signature aglianico acidity.

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