“The oldest in the flight, sang: vibrant with flavours of marmalade and apricots and earthier notes of mushroom and cola, the balance is finely tuned by its acidity.”
“Bright orange-red. Spicy aromas of red currant, quinine, menthol and white pepper. Juicy and almost sharp in its zingy acidity, offering red berry and saline nuances that are cut slightly short by the acid bite. Finishes moderately long and a bit lean.”
The 1987 I Sodi di San Niccolò is silky, polished and elegant from start to finish. Sweet red berries, crushed flowers, licorice, mint and spices are layered into the feminine, gracious finish. The personality of the cool year comes through in spades. This is another fabulous showing. The 1987 is pure finesse.
The 1987 Taurasi Radici is another impressive wine from the decade of the 1980s. It, too, remains remarkably fresh with layers of red berries, leather, licorice, flowers and spices that meld together beautifully in a harmonious expression of Aglianico. The finish is long and impeccable.
The 1987 Torcolato is an opulent, utterly compelling wine that covers every inch of the palate with a kaleidoscope of tar, licorice, candied orange peel, licorice, incense and spices. The wine remains energetic and poised, showing a wonderfully complete personality that words can only fail to describe.