“Here’s a dark and intense red wine from the deep south of Italy. The 2016 Aglianico del Vulture Gudarrà is an inky black and impenetrable expression with very linear aromas of black fruit, tar and campfire ash. Those aromas are delivered with immediate and sharply contained pulses that hit the palate in steady succession. Despite all that massive aromatic potential, the mouthfeel is more compact and even a bit shorter on the finish that you might expect. This is a good thing, because any more richness would be too much.”
“Aromas of cracked black pepper and dark berries follow through to a medium body, firm and silky tannins and a flavorful finish.”
Bisceglia - Wine Enthusiast
Gudarrà Aglianico del Vulture Riserva DOC
“Ripe plum, cranberry, pressed violet, tobacco and damp soil aromas lead the nose, along with a whiff of clove. The round, polished palate offers dried black cherry, prune, raspberry jam and licorice notes, alongside smooth tannins. It’s already extremely approachable, so drink soon.”
“This bold Aglianico opens with earthy sensations of tilled soil, leather, mature black plum and vanilla. The dense palate is loaded with blueberry extract, fig and ripe blackberry flavors that are layered with mocha, chocolate and vanilla.”
“Richly aromatic, with cedar, spice box and smoke notes, this structured red is balanced and accessible overall, with the core of spiced plum, wild strawberry, seared mushroom and chocolate-covered espresso flavors persisting on the finish.”
“Bisceglia’s 2008 Aglianico del Vulture Gudarra is one of the very best wines readers will find in this price range. Layers of expressive dark fruit cover every inch of the palate in a vivid, textured Aglianico that impresses from start to finish. Hints of mocha, grilled herbs and rosemary add complexity over time. The dazzling, racy Gudarra is best enjoyed over the next few years. It is another superb value.”
Bisceglia - Wine & Spirits
Tréje Basilicata IGT
A blend of aglianico with syrah and merlot, this balances ripe cherry fruit with savory elements like dried mushroom, black olives and fresh pepper....
[A] sumptuous, super-ripe Aglianico that boasts an expansive, creamy-textured core of jammy blueberries, spices, minerals and new French oak. Still remarkably youthful, this exuberant wine will only get better in bottle although it is pretty irresistible today.