Friday, September 22, 2006

Angelic Aglianico

Went shopping today!!! $450 later, got to open one of the new ones. This is an aglianico, a not too common red wine from the south of Italy. Originally thought to be of Greek origin, this grape has the potential to make powerful wines. The Cappellaccio, 2001 Aglianico Reserva, is fine addition to any red blooded meal. Black stained cork, dense and black in the glass, Koko immediately exclaimed: this is dry and tight! It is a full bodied monster, thick and rich. No new world vanilla oak here - the tannins are natural. Quite the effort, but all you lovers of delicate wines beware.... The verdict: Good, good, good. Value: Buy a dozen to drink with your steaks over the next few years....only $18 each.



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