Synthesi Aglianico del Vulture 2015 (91 WS)

“A fresh, firm and densely knit red, offering an up-front waft of warm brown bread, ground pink peppercorn and anise. This full-bodied version opens in the glass, revealing aromatic hints of violet and marjoram that accent the ripe mulberry fruit, iron-laced mineral and dried fig flavors as they echo on the supple finish. Best from 2022 through 2029. 550 cases made, 100 cases imported”

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