Michele Laluce Le Drude Aglianico del Vulture 2007 (4.4/5)


Integrity5
Balance4.5
Complexity4
Persistence4
Hedonism4.5

Notes: It appears very deep garnet with good viscosity. On the nose it's clean offering med+ intensity of red/black fruits, spices, warm bramble compote and herbs, iron and ashes. Very authentic and with great sense of place without any smelly maquillage from french barrique (here only larger barrels are used).  On the palate is dry, with balanced med+ acidity, med+ alcohol, medium+/full body with med+ tannins tamed after 2 years of elevation in barrel: these tannins give you a nicely fruity/sappy grip as they come from grapes rather than from wood. Med+ finish.
Very Good quality, Drink Now but will gain complexity with time (IMO the cork should be a bit bigger/longer for such an age worth wine, but that unfortunately will add 1 or 2 quid more to the bottle). High Price. Aglianico del Vulture, Basilicata, Italy.


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