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Tormaresca Aglianico Bocca Di Lupo 2014 750ml

size
750ml
country
Italy
region
Puglia
WE
93
WS
92
JS
92
DC
91
Additional vintages
WE
93
Rated 93 by Wine Enthusiast
From the winery's estate in Castel del Monte, this Aglianico boasts a dense dark-berry aroma on the nose, with shades of anise, crushed peppercorn and violet. There's richness to the firm palate that's built by flavors of thick-skinned dark berries and earthy spice. While approachable now, it should cellar well for years to come. Drink through 2029. ... More details
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Tormaresca Aglianico Bocca Di Lupo 2014 750ml

SKU 851923
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Professional Ratings
WE
93
WS
92
JS
92
DC
91
WE
93
Rated 93 by Wine Enthusiast
From the winery's estate in Castel del Monte, this Aglianico boasts a dense dark-berry aroma on the nose, with shades of anise, crushed peppercorn and violet. There's richness to the firm palate that's built by flavors of thick-skinned dark berries and earthy spice. While approachable now, it should cellar well for years to come. Drink through 2029.
WS
92
Rated 92 by Wine Spectator
An elegant red, featuring light, taut tannins trimming the ripe cassis and blackberry fruit, accented by hints of herbes de Provence and smoky mineral. Creamy and finely knit, with a long, mouthwatering and spicy finish. Drink now through 2029. 225 cases imported.
JS
92
Rated 92 by James Suckling
Striking iodine and nori aromas with dark berries, as well as a cedary thread of fresh oak. The palate has impressive weight and concentration. There is a terrific wide-set frame with fine tannins at the core. Smooth and supple plums, too. Drink or hold.
DC
91
Rated 91 by Decanter
This was a tricky vintage in many parts of Italy that suffered from heavy rainfall. It has given this wine a lighter profile, with fresh damsony aromas and a lifted, charming floral character. The attack is supple and juicy, but still very concentrated, with mouthfilling tannins on the mid-palate. Perhaps it lacks some acidity, pungency and force, resulting in a less complex wine than in some other vintages. Quite long, with a lightly peppery finish. Drinking Window 2020 - 2030.
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size
750ml
country
Italy
region
Puglia
Additional vintages
Overview
Rated 93 - From the winery's estate in Castel del Monte, this Aglianico boasts a dense dark-berry aroma on the nose, with shades of anise, crushed peppercorn and violet. There's richness to the firm palate that's built by flavors of thick-skinned dark berries and earthy spice. While approachable now, it should cellar well for years to come. Drink through 2029.
green grapes

Varietal: Aglianico

Aglianico grapes are typically grown in the Campania region of southern Italy, where they have been an important grape varietal since the height of the Roman empire. The Romans adored their deep garnet coloured wines, and the Aglianico grape provided a beautiful colour along with high acid levels and a strong tannin content, which made it wildly popular both then and today. Nowadays, the finest Aglianico wines are usually aged in wood to soften their strong tannins, and this process allows the grapes to reveal their complex flavours of plum and chocolate, along with plenty of pleasing dark fruit and berry aromas. Often, Aglianico grapes are blended with Bordeaux varietals to make a wonderfully balanced wine. The varietal thrives most successfully in hot and dry regions, and has a particular affinity for volcanic soils.
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Region: Puglia

In the very south of Italy, in the heel of the country's 'boot', we find the beautiful and sun drenched region of Puglia. Puglian wines suffered from a poor reputation throughout much of the twentieth century, with the region being generally associated with mass produced wines, more concerned with bulk and quantity than the quality of the produce. However, the past decade has seen a concerted effort on the part of the vintners of Puglia to do away with the region's negative connotations, and Puglian wines have undergone something of a renaissance. With awards and acclaim being piled upon the region, there has never been a better time to explore these characterful, flavorful and deeply exciting wines, packed as they are with big, boisterous dark fruit flavors and interesting attributes.
fields

Country: Italy

It isn't difficult to understand why Italy is famed not just for the quality of its wines, but also for the vast variety and range of characteristics found in the wines there. The terrain of the country varies wildly, from the lush rolling green hills and valley of Tuscany, to the sun drenched rocky coasts of Sicily, the mountainous and alpine regions of the north, and the marshy lowlands of the east. Italy really does have a little bit of everything. Combine this huge range of landscapes with an almost perfect climate for grape cultivation, and you have a country seemingly designed for viticultural excellence. The results speak for themselves, and it is clear to see that wine has become an inseparable part of Italian culture as a result of its abundance and brilliance. Each village, city and region has a local wine perfectly matched with the cuisine of the area, and not an evening passes without the vast majority of Italian families raising a glass of locally sourced wine with pride and pleasure.
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Varietal: Aglianico

Aglianico grapes are typically grown in the Campania region of southern Italy, where they have been an important grape varietal since the height of the Roman empire. The Romans adored their deep garnet coloured wines, and the Aglianico grape provided a beautiful colour along with high acid levels and a strong tannin content, which made it wildly popular both then and today. Nowadays, the finest Aglianico wines are usually aged in wood to soften their strong tannins, and this process allows the grapes to reveal their complex flavours of plum and chocolate, along with plenty of pleasing dark fruit and berry aromas. Often, Aglianico grapes are blended with Bordeaux varietals to make a wonderfully balanced wine. The varietal thrives most successfully in hot and dry regions, and has a particular affinity for volcanic soils.
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Region: Puglia

In the very south of Italy, in the heel of the country's 'boot', we find the beautiful and sun drenched region of Puglia. Puglian wines suffered from a poor reputation throughout much of the twentieth century, with the region being generally associated with mass produced wines, more concerned with bulk and quantity than the quality of the produce. However, the past decade has seen a concerted effort on the part of the vintners of Puglia to do away with the region's negative connotations, and Puglian wines have undergone something of a renaissance. With awards and acclaim being piled upon the region, there has never been a better time to explore these characterful, flavorful and deeply exciting wines, packed as they are with big, boisterous dark fruit flavors and interesting attributes.
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Country: Italy

It isn't difficult to understand why Italy is famed not just for the quality of its wines, but also for the vast variety and range of characteristics found in the wines there. The terrain of the country varies wildly, from the lush rolling green hills and valley of Tuscany, to the sun drenched rocky coasts of Sicily, the mountainous and alpine regions of the north, and the marshy lowlands of the east. Italy really does have a little bit of everything. Combine this huge range of landscapes with an almost perfect climate for grape cultivation, and you have a country seemingly designed for viticultural excellence. The results speak for themselves, and it is clear to see that wine has become an inseparable part of Italian culture as a result of its abundance and brilliance. Each village, city and region has a local wine perfectly matched with the cuisine of the area, and not an evening passes without the vast majority of Italian families raising a glass of locally sourced wine with pride and pleasure.