This is a serious wine and in a great place right now.  By law, Taurasi Riserva's must be aged in wood for four years prior to release.  They are made from the Aglianico grape.  Purple in color, ruby at the rim, mostly opaque and bright.  The nose has plums, char, pine and spice.  Firm tannins.  Lush texture.  This is delicious. On the palate, black raspberry fruit.  Deep.  Long finish.  It seems to be getting close to peak but not there yet.  This should improve a bit over the next five to ten years, and will drink well for fifteen to twenty after that.  No harm drinking today, but give it some air.  It drinks great on its own but will work well with food.  It would work well with meat dishes but also with mushroom or roasted vegetable dishes.  

Grade: 
A
Score: 
94
Vintage: 
2009
Current Price: 
$80.00USD

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