Had a Glass: 2006 Feudi di San Gregorio Aglianico Rubrato

Where: At home, with a Dominos pizza.

Vintage: 2006
Producer: Feudi di San Gregorio
Variety: Aglianico
Region: Italy
Sub-region: Campania IGT
ABV: 13%
Price: $21 (BC LDB)

He says: I didn’t want to write this review because this wine is an absolute bargain, I’m a wine hoarder, and stock is running low! BC LDB has marked it down from $30 to $21, and I highly recommend locating a few bottles and trying it out. I’ve never had this grape variety before (nor is my memory good when drinking) and I was very impressed by this bottle of wine. True old world style, no heavy oak influence, and yet a harmoniously balanced red wine, full of tannic & acidic structure, and plenty of fruit. Only complaint was the alcohol was a bit hot/unbalanced. We’ll definitely throw it in a blind tasting against some others of the same grape variety. I finished my glass before my first slice of Dominos!

She says: I love Italy… not only because everyone is well dressed but because there are so many different varieties to explore.  My first experience of Aglianico was lovely fragrant blackberries with layers of tobacco, earth and a touch of vanilla.  What’s more, the bottle was well dressed too… chic yet classic like most Italians!

Tasting note

Looks like: Clear, Med+ to Deep Ruby colour
Smells like: Med+ intensity, developing, black fruit, blackberry, leather, earth, vanilla, dark chocolate
Tastes like: Dry, med+ acid, med body, med+ “grippy” tannin, med+ alcohol, med+ intensity, black fruits (rich & baked), dark chocolate, coffee, leather, hay, wet leaves, tobacco, med+ length
Summary: Very Good, Ready to Drink/Could develop further

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