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Made from the Aglianico grape from the Vulture region, this has to be one of my favorite wines.  If you have never heard of or tasted Aglianico, you must.  Very tannic in youth with high acidity it has the backbone and stuffing to reward cellaring patience.  This particular wine is from the 2001 vintage and is hitting it’s stride nicely. I have tasted it on several occasions in the past two years and it just keeps getting better.  Black in color, full of fruit and smooth tannins- you’re gonna love it.  If tasted blind, you would swear it is Italian, no doubt, but unlike the slightly more fruity Barolos, this one has something special.  I would serve this with Lamb, or Pot Roast, something slightly more fatty as the Tannins really help meld the flavors.  A definite 5 star plus wine that should be rated by the pro’s.  If I were one, this would be a 93+ and a bargain at that- very high QPR (Quality Price Ratio). PS.  I drank it after dinner, and did so because I wanted to taste the wine fully, without detracting with food.  MMMMM, MMMMMM, GOOD!