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The Lovely Aromas of Aglianico del Vulture


Just a quick post for today but do give heed to these wines.  Azienda Agricola Eubea is a new producer to me and I must admit I am now curious.  The nose was incredibly engaging, if you are a frequent reader of my notes you know I do not typically string descriptors together.  In comparison the flavors are tight.  You could buy a bottle simply to smell it but I would be tempted to give it some time in the cellar to loosen up.  The Paternoster is enjoyable as well with just a few hours of air.  It is a more refined example with an attractive wood box component.  These wines are available at MacArthur Beverages.

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2007 Azienda Agricola Eubea, Eubearosso, Aglianico del Vulture – $15
Imported by David Vincent Selections.  This wine is 100% Aglianico sourced from 40-60 year old vines.  Alcohol 13%.  The light to medium strength nose is of scented red fruit, nutmeg, Thanksgiving spices, leather, and tobacco. Wow!  In the mouth there is red fruit and leather flavors with medium coarse tannins from the start.  There is tart black fruit and acidity, concentration in the finish, and drier flavors.  Despite the interesting nose this remained tight in the mouth.  Cellar a few years.  **(*) 2015-2022.

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2008 Paternoster, Synthesi, Aglianico del Vulture – $25
Imported by Banville & Jones Wine Merchants.  This wine is 100% Aglianico sourced from vines at 450-600 meters.  It was aged in 80% large Slavonian oak barrels and 20% French barriques.  Alcohol 13.5%.  The color is a medium cranberry ruby.  The light nose is of red fruit and wood box.  In the mouth there is focused black and red fruit with acidity on the sides of the tongue.  The focused fruit continues and is more refined than the Eubea.  This is a nice wine that is evocative of Bordeaux.  *** 2014-2022.

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