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1968 Mastroberardino Taurasi Riserva

Aglianico

  • Italy
  • Campania
  • Taurasi DOCG
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Community Tasting Notes 22

  • SteveHyde Likes this wine: 91 points

    January 1, 2020 - My last bottle of this iconic wine opened for a simple New Year's dinner. Bottle in amazing condition. Bottom neck fill level. Good color. Cork sound. But it's clear that the wine is past peak now. Tertiary fruit is lovely, but faded. Tannin barely noticeable. Acid prominent. Yet it was a lot of fun to have the chance to taste this once more.

  • VlgJeff wrote: 94 points

    December 22, 2018 - CES 50th Anniversary Dinner: Second of 2 bottles -- top shoulder; capsule clean. Opened later that day to hedge our bet on aeration. So, after 3 hours of slo-ox, we decanted for another 1+ hour.
    Same initial and interim impressions as first bottle. When consumed, the lack of air showed in the higher acidity and level of drying tannins -- meaning air is important!

  • VlgJeff Likes this wine: 96 points

    December 22, 2018 - CES 50th Anniversary Dinner: First of 2 bottles -- bottom neck/top shoulder; capsule clean. Gift from the L's spefically for this dinner. Opened 7 hours before dinner to "Audouze".
    Initial: nose revealed some red fruit and earth; palate yielded some light red fruit, earthiness, and way too much acidity and tannins.
    At 4 hours: red fruits continue to open up, along with some blue fruits, but acidity too strong and some drying tannins.
    At 7 hours: Clear agreement from all assembled that this wine weathered the last 50 years better than any of us. The color was a deep red core to a lighter rim. The medium plus palate was a mature presentation of red fruits (cherry + others) and earth, along with hints of herbs, smoke, and tar. The acidity was balancing, and the tannins were integrated. The finish was medium to plus, and relatively smooth.
    Hard to guess how long this wine will hold, but why wait as it's tough to imagine it getting any better.

  • joseduca Likes this wine: 94 points

    November 11, 2018 - incredible effort, strong and complex, lost a bit of the aroma but still gorgeous after 50 years... well done!

  • yofog wrote:

    March 18, 2016 - A perfect bottle, this was almost youthful in color, and though it showed some aged flavors it was still full of ripe fruit and didn't really have any oxidation. A thick, tarry wine, with tilled soil and tobacco qualities, but more of a powerhouse than I really like. Impressive, but I was sorry not to see more definition of flavor.

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    The Noble Wines of Southern Italy (Aug 2010) (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1968
  • Type Red
  • Producer Mastroberardino
  • Varietal Aglianico
  • Designation Riserva
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Italy
  • Region Campania
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Taurasi DOCG

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 171 (75%)
  • Consumed 58 (25%)

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