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Donnachiara Taurasi Riserva DOCG 2007

External Review by WineExpress.com:

With double 92 point scores from Wine Enthusiast magazine and Wine Spectator, the Spectator said "This dense red offers a compact mix of blackberry coulis, kirsch, mocha, underbrush, espresso and flint notes. Full, rich tannins assert themselves now, but should resolve with short-term cellaring."

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Winery: DonnaChiara
Color: Red
Varietal: Aglianico
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External Reviews for Donnachiara Taurasi Riserva DOCG

External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
11/28/2012

With double 92 point scores from Wine Enthusiast magazine and Wine Spectator, the Spectator said "This dense red offers a compact mix of blackberry coulis, kirsch, mocha, underbrush, espresso and flint notes. Full, rich tannins assert themselves now, but should resolve with short-term cellaring."


External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
11/30/2011

Taurasi is one of Italy's great wines and yet it is still undiscovered by many wine lovers. Only a handful of wineries produce this high altitude red, and Donnachiara is one of the newest. The vineyards are family owned and have been for five generations but the brand new, very modern winery was just established in 2005. Aglianico vineyards slope down the steep hillsides in this mountainous region of Southern Italy. Campania, where Taurasi is located is drenched in sunlight but the high altitude tempers the climate and extends the growing season, allowing the grapes to develop ideal balance of sugars, acids and tannins as well as take on complex flavors. The wine must be aged for three years before release by DOC law and Donnachiara ages this 100% Aglianico Taurasi in French oak barriques for 12 months adding layers of flavor and dimension. It shows delightful dark berry fruit and mineral richness that's very appealing even at this early stage, as Taurasi typically ages for decades. Taurasi is never inexpensive but perhaps the most remarkable thing about this wine is that it tastes like it should cost twice as much. It offers an amazing value for a wine of this quality. Wine Spectator just scored it 92 points saying "This ripe, complex Taurasi opens in the glass with a mix of raspberry, blackberry and spicy cherry fruit, wildflower and brick dust flavors. The full tannins are well-integrated, as the mountain fruit flavors fill the long finish. Drink now through 2022."


External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
09/29/2011

Taurasi is one of Italy's great wines and yet it is still undiscovered by many wine lovers. Only a handful of wineries produce this high altitude red, and Donnachiara is one of the newest. The vineyards are family owned and have been for five generations but the brand new, very modern winery was just established in 2005. Aglianico vineyards slope down the steep hillsides in this mountainous region of Southern Italy. Campania, where Taurasi is located is drenched in sunlight but the high altitude tempers the climate and extends the growing season, allowing the grapes to develop ideal balance of sugars, acids and tannins as well as take on complex flavors. The wine must be aged for three years before release by DOC law and Donnachiara ages this 100% Aglianico Taurasi in French oak barriques for 12 months adding layers of flavor and dimension. It shows delightful dark berry fruit and mineral richness that's very appealing even at this early stage, as Taurasi's typically require many years of aging. Taurasi is never inexpensive but perhaps the most remarkable thing about this wine is that it tastes like it should cost twice as much. It offers an amazing value for a wine of this quality.


External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
12/12/2014

Taurasi is one of Italy's great wines and yet it is still undiscovered by many wine lovers. Only a handful of wineries produce this high altitude red, and Donnachiara is one of the newest. Though the winery is brand new and very modern, established in 2005, the vineyards are family owned and have been for five generations. This Riserva, produced in only the best vintages, is aged for 18 months in French oak barriques. With double 92 point scores from Wine Enthusiast Magazine and Wine Spectator this Taurasi Riserva from Donnachiara one to grab now and put in your cellar. Wine Enthusiast selected Donnachiara as a rising star because of outstanding wines like this one. Only 116 cases of this wine were produced. The Wine Spectator said "This dense red offers a compact mix of blackberry coulis, kirsch, mocha, underbrush, espresso and flint notes. Full, rich tannins assert themselves now, but should resolve with short-term cellaring."



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