Friday, January 04, 2013
Rubrato Aglianico Feudi San Di Grigorio 2010 wine review by (PB) (real time review)
Pretty garnet presentation with aromas of pungent, forest floor fruit with rustic cherry/berry bouquet.
Palate-Deep flavor in the front that is waiting to break out on opening; all kinds of intense espresso fruitiness with roasted and charred wood finish.
This is a big wine that needs to both warm up from cellar temp which is around 55 in the winter as well as breath. There is a big wine here waiting to show its stuff!
After coming up to temp and breathing for an hour and a half, I have to say that the wine doesn't benefit very much from either. I like this wine but could certainly use another 2 years on the shelf but drinking quite well now. At $16, its bold enough to stand up to grilled pork loin chops on a charcoal grill even though where I live, tonight it is in the single digits. So raise a glass to good wine, and a winter gill!
Posted by PB at 6:50 PM