Freakish wine. This vintage needs 72 hours in a decanter to peak. An absolute monster. Completely backward and tight out of the bottle, a couple hours open does not even begin to phase it. Will age for decades.
I heard about this wine by accident while surfing the net.......Robert Parker gave it a 98 and I was interested. I am just getting into Italian wines and was anxious to open it at my favorite Italian restaurant, Spaggi's in Upland. Unbelievable to say the least. Rich and full, the taste just lingers on the palate seemingly forever. One of the best wines I have ever tasted including Opus One and a 1990 Lynch Bagges. I immediately bought 4 more bottles, and will probably buy 6 more. It is still young, but I won't be able to wait for 5-10 years to let it fullfill its greatness.
The nose on this wine is incredible, the flavors are complex and elegant, fresh and ripe. I would rate this wine 95 points, with great aging potential. (This refers to the Serpico Irpinia Aglianico)
I took Gary's advice and let the bottle open for about two hours before drinking. Boy, was it worth the wait. In a word...elegant! Silky texture, beautiful nose and flavorful to boot. Another one I closed my eyes and bought a case for the cellar...
Black ink colour with almost blue rim.Extremely dense and concentrate,but elegant aromas of flower and black frutti di bosco on the nose. In the palate,shows dark blackberry,intermixed with morello cherry and tar ,full body,refined and classy,with a long finish which coat the palate with the sweet tannin... do what i did: open the bottle leave it open for one full day without decanting! will last for shure 15 + nice!!!
Popped open a bottle this weekend and WOW! This is one of the best wines I have ever tasted. Long 30 second finish that will satisfy exceedingly. Decanter this young wine now. Get it while you can, this will be a classic in years to come.
I purchased this delicious wine at $11.99. It is the same wine but 2002. A scrumptuous red with a long finish. Lots of cherry, blackberry and touch of cedar. It's sweet but not cloying. Great with pasta with red sauce and grilled steak.
Good stuff, but doesn't really taste like wine. I wonder what they put in this stuff. Gum arabic? They must have used a concentrator on some already concentrated juice. Tastes about as un-genuine as I've ever tasted. If you like a wine with lots of additives, this is it! Parker's taste buds are so shot he needs to retire.
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