2005 Di Majo Norante Aglianico Molise Contado


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Drink between 2009 - 2012
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Community Tasting Notes 35

  • BeaverBob Likes this wine: (86 points)

    April 23, 2014 - Opened two hours before and decanted. Needs the time. Old world Italian.

  • BeaverBob wrote: (86 points)

    November 19, 2012 - Ok

  • Wine-Strategies wrote:

    May 26, 2012 - Slow-O one hour, served double-blind over the following 2 hours. Dark ruby toward purple core, slight signs of age. Prunes, charcoal, cherry juice and dark chocolate on the nose and (medium-bodied) palate. This screamed Italy, with its deep well of acids, but I did not focus on the grape enough to guess a variety. By the one hour mark, this transitioned from restrained, enjoyable to candied, and flabby. Overall, very enjoyable and once it was revealed I was pleasantly surprised, especially so given the price-point. Drink thru 2014, 13,5% abv. At ~ $15, I would likely be a buyer, but I would not go out of my way.

  • nick811 wrote:

    July 17, 2011 - Maybe a bad bottle. The color is quite dull dark and smell more like vinegar. Tasted quite acidic, spicy and tannic. Will try after a day or so.

  • Bristolian wrote: (88 points)

    May 15, 2011 - Paired with Chicken Pesto. PnP through Vinturi. Seemed a bit off at first. Thirty minutes and showing more backbone. Will finish on Monday and give overall impression then.

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    Discovering Italy’s Finest Wine Values (Aug 2008) (link)

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  • By Gary Vaynerchuk
    Italian Wine Tasting -- NYC Week Day 3, Episode #728, 8/27/2009 (link) 88 points

    (Di Majo Norante Contado Aglianico) #1; COLOR-dark; NOSE-ridiculously floral; almost potpourri-like; a top soil component; a distinct pomegranate component; PALATE-a substantial dried tobacco flavor; crushed rose petals; the mid-palate is the star of this wine; this is a really good hard cheese wine; I'm pretty impressed with this wine for $12 bones; AG-89; GV-88

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2005
  • Type Red
  • Producer Di Majo Norante
  • Varietal Aglianico
  • Designation Contado
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Italy
  • Region Molise
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Molise
  • UPC Code 798709102001

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 44 (27%)
  • Consumed 117 (73%)

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