“Bright, deep red with only a hint of amber at the rim; this has a very youthful color for its age! Enticing aromas of raspberry, flowers, tar and chocolatey oak. On the palate, blackberry and red cherry flavors are complicated by brown spices, marzipan and faded flowers. This sweet, lush, dense wine displays very good clarity and lift in spite of its ripe, thick texture, coming across as classy, creamy and pliant. Another famous, historic vintage for both Mastroberardino and Taurasi.”
“More pronounced and focused on the nose with dark cacao powder, iron and dried cherry, orange peel. Hugely appealing. Complex and succulent and fantastic tactile impact of the tannins. Impressive and still loads of potential.” (18.5 points out of 20)
Mastroberardino - Wine Advocate
The 1977 Taurasi Riserva has aged spectacularly well. Bright red fruits, flowers and licorice flow effortlessly from this mid-weight Riserva. The earliest signs of tertiary development begin to show with some time in the glass. The 1977 comes across as a smaller-scaled version of the 1968, with a round, harmonious finish that leaves a lasting impression. Once again I am floored by the integrity and purity of the estate's finest vintages.