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    Mastroberardino Radici Taurasi Riserva 1999
    Other Red Blends - Southern Italy, Italy

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    • WE93
    • RP92
    Price: $67.99
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 93 Wine Enthusiast, 92 The Wine Advocate

    Region: Southern Italy, Italy

    Varietal: Other Red Blends

    Other Info: Collectible Wines

    Style: Big & Bold

    Alcohol By Volume: 13.5%

    • 10%
    • 16%

    Item no. 104778

    Winemaker's Notes:

    Recipient of Italy's coveted "Tre Bicchieri", or 3 Glasses award.

    Made from 100% Aglianico grapes, this wine is aged in oak barrels and barriques for 30 months, with an additional aging of 18 months in the bottle to give it a refined and elegant taste.

    Deep ruby red in color, this wine gives off a full, complex and intense bouquet redolent of tobacco, cherry, violet and berries. The Radici Taurasi Riserva is enveloping, elegant and persistent, with background notes of plum, bitter cherry, strawberry jam and black pepper. A fine accompaniment to roast meats and larger game, spiced dishes or truffle, and mature cheeses.

    Critical Acclaim:

    Here is a gorgeous smoky and spicy expression of Taurasi with harmonious notes of leather, black cherry, mineral, cola and pepper. The wine has enormous length and persistency and offers many layers of taste and texture. This is a beautiful bottle that should be cellared for at least five more years.

    93 Points
    Wine Enthusiast

    The 1999 Taurasi Radici Riserva comes across as surprisingly simple. In 1999 the maceration time was only 15 days and the wine seems to lack the depth and concentration of the best years. Ash, game, spices and dark fruit come together nicely in this accessible, understated Taurasi Radici Riserva. Today, the 1999 looks to be a relatively early drinking vintage. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2025.

    92 Points
    The Wine Advocate
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