Category Archives: Taurasi

2004 Mastroberardino Radici Taurasi

This 100% Aglianico from Campania was the most complex and interesting of the tasting. On the nose, moving toward bouquet, of medium+ intensity, certainly earthy, dense blackberry, game, smoke, huge spice character, some paste, some pickle juice, and a bit of oak. Dense and broad nose. On the palate, dry, med+ intensity, medium tannins, med+ acidity, spice and earth driven, some sour cherries, with a long balanced finish. I cannot overstate the importance of balance, and it’s role in making this wine extraordinary.