(a blend of aglianico and piedirosso): Good full ruby. Ripe red cherry, dark plum, licorice, coffee and spicy oak on the nose. Sweet, plush and very ripe, with plum, truffle and milk chocolate flavors framed by adequate acidity. Complex wine with youthfully chewy, building tannins and excellent breadth. In a riper style than some past vintages.
Author: Ian D'Agata
Issue: March/April 2014
JamesSuckling.com | Rating: 97
Complex aromas of blackberry, stones, cracked black pepper and tar. Full body with soft, round tannins and a juicy, fruity finish. Soulful and refined from this estate. This is a magical wine from Southern Italy.
Author: James Suckling
Wine Spectator | Rating: 92
There's drive to this well-meshed, sanguine red, offering flavors of herbs, dried currant, iron and black olive that are deftly layered with sinewy tannins and balancing acidity. Drink now through 2021. 5,000 cases made.
Inky color, with powerful tannins. Ripe black cherries, with All Spice. Notes of oak, cassis and pine. Possibly a very well made wine if, the fruit holds up for the tannins to simmer down. Wait until 2020 before trying again.