Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Aglianico del Vulture - very nice

Last evening, my husband and I shared a bottle of 2003 Macarico Aglianico del Vulture which was given to us by his parents. We had it with some dry-aged rib-eye steak, which was quite nice.

The wine went great with the beef, perfect, in fact. The Aglianico had a big, rich aroma, while on the palate, the wine had strength but not too much heaviness; a lot of flavor without excessive weight. Reminded me of a Chateauneuf du Pape that way; however, my husband found it not to. Indeed, it tasted nothing like a French wine, definitely Italian in that special Italian sort of way, maybe a bit more tannin than a Rhone wine, for instance.

This was a great bottle of wine, we both agreed, and would jump on the chance to have it again.

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