Sunday, September 16, 2012
Vinosia Rajamagra Taurasi 2002 Wine Review (NW)
Dense, dark plum and blueberry notes on the nose with spicy accents
Full bodied on the palate
Dark chocolate and dark fruit on the muscular and rustic finish
This is an excellent wine, made from the Aglianico grape in the tiny Taurasi region of Southern Italy. The wine is powerful and expressive, with great length and rustic edges. At 10 years of age, it still tastes incredibly fresh and youthful.
I paid $40 for the bottle, which is a few dollars below the normal retail price. I was doing some research on Italian wine regions that are under-represented globally and couldn't pass up the chance to taste this wine. There's so much good wine produced in Italy that this could be a life-long pursuit, of course. If you see a wine from Taurasi, check it out. If you happen to find this one, it's worth the money. Raise a glass!