Thursday, November 22, 2012
Epicuro Benevantana Aglianico, 2009
This wine is one of my old favorites from Trader Joe's--imported for TJs by Gaetano d'Aquino. You'll be hard pressed to find a better wine for $5.99 anywhere. Very deep, dark color and lush aromas and flavors of dark cherries and blackberries. Velvety mouthfeel, almost like a Napa Cabernet. This is a big wine but has more acidity than your typical New World red. Very smooth and easy to drink even though the wine is full of ripe tannins. I have some older vintages stashed away but this wine gives plenty of pleasure right now. Very deep. Has it all.