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2005 Di Majo Norante Aglianico Molise Contado
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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
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.
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.
Pro Reviews 2
By Antonio Galloni
Discovering Italy’s Finest Wine Values (Aug 2008) (link)
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Wine Library TV
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
- Vintage 2005
- Type Red
- Producer Di Majo Norante
- Varietal Aglianico
- Designation Contado
- Vineyard n/a
- Country Italy
- Region Molise
- SubRegion n/a
- Appellation Molise
- Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
- In Cellars 33 (22%)
- Consumed 116 (78%)