Feudi di San Gregorio Serpico 2008
External Reviews for Feudi di San Gregorio Serpico
Serpico 2007 - 92 Points, eRobertParker.com/ The 2007 Serpico (Anglianico) is soft and seamless in the way it caresses the palate. Velvety tannins frame a core of perfumed red fruit, spices and flowers. The wine reveals gorgeous length and an impeccable, refined finish. Serpico is one of the most refined Aglianicos being made in Italy today... proprietor Antonio Capaldo... boasts an impressive resume, replete with world-class academic credentials and stints with Lazard in Paris and McKinsey in Italy. Despite his background, Capaldo remains humble, eager to learn... all qualities which should serve him very well going forward. Noted agronomist Pierpaolo Sirch oversees the work in the vineyards and cellar.
Serpico 2005 / Bright purple with aromas of lavender and black raspberry. Medium-full with excellent concentration. Ripe with big oak, balanced acidity and rich tannins. Impressive fruit persistence.
/ Dark ruby-violet. Nuanced nose of cherry, coffee, minerals and underbrush are more typical of aglianico than some past vintages of this wine. Lush, seamless and bright, with racy, penetrating, sappy flavors of red plum, red cherry and minerals supported by a fine structure. Shows less of the chocolate-and-coffee character of prior vintages, but a pleasant dark chocolate note emerges on the long, very clean finish. A very successful wine, this strikes me as a rather gentle, less massive version of Serpico.
/ Bright purple with fruit that just jumps out of the glass – aromas of black cherry, black chocolate and vanilla. Medium-full with very good concentration. Great fruit persistence and young tannins. This needs time, as it is a bit astringent on the finish now, but this will round out and drink beautifully for 7-10 years – perhaps a bit longer.
/ Give this gorgeous wine a few more years in the bottle so that the evident oak tones become tame and supple. You can count on the wine's aromas of cherry, blackberry and plum to carry it forward. At this young stage, however, those oak shadings are too evident and the wine is in its infancy.
/ The estate's 2006 Serpico (Aglianico) is a dark, brooding beauty endowed with blueberry jam, graphite, spices, minerals, earthiness and French oak, all of which come to life in a voluptuous, full-bodied style. This racy red possesses gorgeous balance and exceptional length in an international expression of Aglianico.
Serpico 2008 - 93 points, Wine Enthusiast / Serpico is a bold, larger-than-life wine, with beautiful aromatic intensity and notes of black fruit, espresso and crushed granite. Some 18 months of oak aging adds elements of dark spice and spoke; and the wine shows firm tannins and a long, polished mouthfeel. It’s very elegant and should withstand many more years of cellar aging.