2011-02-20

Epicuro Beneventano Aglianico

Another Epicuro wine, and what a difference! This one was much simpler, pretty much lacking any refinement or balance. Too sharp on the nose with plenty of tannin, without any lingering finish worth speaking of.

The label says:
This red wine shows intense blackberry and cherry notes harmoniously exalted by a light spicy background. Smooth and velvety with a firm backbone. Perfect at 18 degrees, with red meat, ham, and mature cheeses.

I would say, this wine will do good in a low-grade Italian corner restaurant, to wash down greasy pizza and bread sticks, but there's no place for it on my shelf. Too bad, really.