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1999 Mastroberardino Taurasi Radici Riserva

Aglianico

  • Italy
  • Campania
  • Taurasi DOCG
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Community Tasting Notes 165

  • asgerG wrote: flawed

    December 9, 2021 - DnP. Unfortunately this bottle was unclean. Not really corked but surely off. Domage - last tasted in August 2021 it was superb (93p)

  • dagij Likes this wine: 91 points

    November 19, 2021 - Amazing color, with an almost black core framed by brilliant purple tones. No sign of amber or brown. Sweet-sour cherries dominate at first, packed in a mineral/iron frame, backed by a fascinating tone of camphor and cedar. Not much tertiary aromas. Medium to full bodied attack, lots of sweet-sour cherries, sweet fruit on the mid palate, high acidity lifts the wine into a light, and still powerful, finish. Long, aftertaste dominated by sour cherries and clear mineral tones (iron and earth). After 22 years this wine is stunningly young and unevolved. Very good to drink now, but I expected more mature tones and somewhat more complexity. For those having any bottles left in the cellar: keep 2-5 years, or drink with a "canard a l'orange" or something combining fat and acidity. Fascinating.

  • Sarastro Likes this wine: 93 points

    November 14, 2021 - This 1999 is still going strong.

    Left the bottle with open shoulder for an hour then decanted for another 30 min.

    Dark opaque ruby with just some garnet rim.

    The nose opens up with dried blackberry and cranberry and evolves during the evening showing some spice with hints of white pepper and nutmeg surronded by balsamic notes.

    In the mouth it reveals full body, round and velvety but with a nice acidity still keeping vivd the wine. Well integrated soft tannins. Medium long.

    This '99 Radici Riserva is in a very nice drinking window. Elegantly mature but not loosing strength.

  • asgerG wrote: 93 points

    August 7, 2021 - DnP. Medium red, yellow edge, 5. Mature complex bouquet, dried roses, cask sweetness and more. Elegant harmonious on the palate, high-T, medium acidity, elegant and well balanced. Drink now - onwards bust no hurry.
    Hard to put into words but at a perfect point in its life right now.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • Tom Henriksveen wrote:

    July 4, 2020 - Decline stsrtet, drink up!

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1999
  • Type Red
  • Producer Mastroberardino
  • Varietal Aglianico
  • Designation Radici Riserva
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Italy
  • Region Campania
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Taurasi DOCG
  • UPC Codes 098709089938, 8017015304018, 8017015314086, 8017015314994

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 17 (1%)
  • In Cellars 568 (38%)
  • Consumed 891 (60%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

Lam, Arancini, barba di frate, braised belly and confit leg, Charcuterie, High rib sous vide, Okse, Ost(Parmesan), Pasta in red sauce, pizza margherita

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98% Like It  63 votes

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