Prometheus Aglianico 2021


Aglianico might not be particularly well known here but it is a high-class variety making some wonderful reds, especially in the south of Italy. Some compare it to Barolo and Nebbiolo, but I suspect that is more in qualitative terms than stylistic. A good example of Aglianico will be a wine of full body, with powerful tannins and serious acidity, as well as intensity and concentration, often needing a few years deep in the cellar before it comes together. This one would certainly handle a few years in exile well, but it has lots to offer now. 

Deep red in colour, there is a slight, yet appealing rustic note here. Dark red berries, animal fur, a hint of chocolate. There is decent length and certainly noticeable tannins. This is slightly old-fashioned but very much in a good way. If a big steak is on the menu tonight, don’t hesitate.

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