Antica Enotria
2007 Aglianico
Complex and rich on the nose, with lots of black fruit topped with notes of leather, soil, spice and a touch of basil. In the mouth, this is packed with fruit supported by juicy acids and fine, faceted tannins. The long finish is fruity but cut by those fine tannins. Engaging wine with good varietal character. 91pts

2006 Carbone 400 Some
$NA (Not available in the U.S.), $20 in Italy
Sweetly aromatic with rich, spicy, peppery wild blackberry fruit. Lovely in the mouth, full of ripe tannins and bright acids that support pure, fresh blackberry and black plum skin fruit. The finish is long and lightly spicy, earthy. Certainly good today, but this might be better with another year or three in the cellar. 91pts

2008 Aglianico

Leathery on the nose, with precise aromas of ash, tobacco smoke, and minerally black fruit. Bright and crisp in the mouth, with crisp tannins covered in rich plummy, blackberry fruit that finishes with a nice mineral tone, though it could use a bit more length. 90pts

2007 Grifalco di Lucania Damaschito Aglianico del Vulture
$NA, $20 in Italy
A bit of diesel on the nose with woody smoky tones and a nice salame top note. Suave and fairly refined in the mouth, with tons of tannin but very fine-grained, ripe tannins. This is full of wild plum and blueberry fruit that extends on the long finish. A really nice, fruit-driven Aglianico. 90pts

2006 Conte Spagnoletti Zeuli Ghiandara Castel del Monte Aglianico
$NA, $12 in Italy
Nicely aromatic on the nose, with touches of sandalwood and aromatic herbs accenting the liquory black fruits. Somewhat lighter-styled in the mouth, with pretty black fruits that are slightly spicy, presented in a balanced, easy drinking style and ending on a moderately long blackberry finish. 89pts

2004 Stupor Mundi Aglianico

$NA, $15 in Italy
Smoky and lightly oaky on the nose with an intense, candied, floral edge to the meaty fruit. Sweet on entry with a bit of toasty sweetness accenting the big, savory, juicy fruit. The finish is pretty well dominated by drying wood tannin. A lot of wine and a lot to like, but the wood is a bit aggressive today. 89pts

2008 Terra dei Fuochi

$NA, $12 in Italy
Evolved on the nose with a caramelly top note to the spicy, meaty aromas that offer up complicating notes of coffee candy and light herbal tones. Nice blueberry and blackberry fruit in the mouth, with well managed tannins giving this a nice, focused medium-bodied feel. The finish is crisp and clear with attractive tannins subsumed in black cherry fruit. Fruit-driven without being fruity. 89pts