Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Calabria 2013 Private Bin Aglianico

It's probably unlikely but it's about time you did and at just $12 a bottle it's not a particularly expensive new experience.Aglianico [drop the "g" and you have a fair grasp of the pronunciation] is an old, old red grape that may have been brought to Italy by Greek migrants long before they ever considered Melbourne as an option.
Vines were brought to Australia by the Calabria family where they've flourished in the Riverina to produce one of our finds of 2011.

My tasting notes were very simple: Whacky retro label contains a funky new age wine. Dry, spicy intense fruit, lovely tannins - will cellar. 5* rating. Now several bottles later I really can't recommend this highly enough. Everyone who's tried it has raved and been astonished by the price. Simply a very fine red wine at a ridiculous price.

Our Price: $12 per bottle by the dozen



Diana Holt said...

I loved the Calabria Aglianico. It had perfect structure from start to finish, a full palate with lots of texture & layers. Amazing for the price.
Diana Holt - Wine lover

The Outstanding Wineman said...

Email comment from Natalie W
By the way, I'm very happy that you kept me under slight duress recently to taste the Calabria Aglianico red - my book club chicks loved it, as did I so will be back to get more before it all gets sold. Thanks again for another great tip.

The Outstanding Wineman said...

Email comment from Chris G [no that's not me]

Just a little feedback
The Calabria Anglianico is excellent one of your best!

It s a great winter red in front of the fire