Mastroberardino

Mastroberardino

Naturalis Historia Irpinia Aglianico 2001

Enjoyed in Palo Alto on Saturday night with Rafael — a month ago

Mastroberardino

Radici Fiano di Avellino

Drinking very nicely lime mineral pure with clean finish very nice with a coconut curry chicken dish — 4 months ago

Mastroberardino

Radici Riserva Taurasi Aglianico 2007

Noir dense riche voir exhuberant
Cerise noire et terrien en même temps
Ouvert mais l air lui fait un bien fou
— 6 months ago

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Mastroberardino

Naturalis Historia Taurasi Aglianico 2015

Cherry, blueberry, violet, and licorice on the nose. Black cherry, earthiness, and a mild spice note. Nice body, smooth, and easy tannins. Good finish. — 7 months ago

Mastroberardino

Riserva Taurasi Aglianico 1971

I opened this bottle of the 1971 Taurasi Riserva with a Durand and, to be honest, I don’t know how the cork could have been extracted, intact without it. The cork was fully saturated and super gnarly looking. I poured a small taste to check color and see what was happening on the nose. It came across a little lethargic and funky so I poured the bottle into a ship’s decanter, careful to manage the sediment, and allowed it to stretch its legs for about four hours prior to dinner. The process of decanting filled the room with a wonderful perfume; this was a good sign! It turns out, it needed all of that air because it transformed into quite the darling.

In the glass, the 1971 showed remarkable color for being over half a century old. It presents a rudy, garnet color with a near opaque core; medium viscosity with no staining of the tears. On the nose, the wine is vinous with notes of desiccated cherries, Balsamico, dried leaf tobacco, leather, Mexican birria, and volcanic earth. On the palate, the wine is dry with medium tannins (all integrated) and medium+ acid which is keeping this very much alive. Confirming the notes from the nose. The finish is medium+ and has a saline finish. This bottle ended up being a very lovely experience and a fine compliment to a simple dinner of filets prepared in cast-iron and some spaghetti carbonara that I made with some pancetta made by my brother-in-law. After looking at the label a little closer, I realized that this was back when Taurasi had only achieved DOC status. In fact, they had only just received that status the year before in 1970! Taurasi has since been awarded DOCG (1993). Drink now and enjoy!
— 2 months ago

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Mastroberardino

Riserva Radici Taurasi Aglianico 2015

Classic wine from a classic producer. Another stellar vintage of this outstanding wine! Dark ruby color with a slight garnet rim. Starts out a bit tight but opens beautifully. Aromas of black cherry/plum with hints of dried rose petals, rosemary, chai spices and garrigue. Palate shows more cooked black cherries and plums with notes of bay leaves and baker’s chocolate. Touches of dried earth, minerals and smoke on the long and luxurious finish. Full bodied and noticeable tannins that will continue to soften with time. Beautifully balanced. Stellar! Nice selection, Keith S! Revisited in April 2024. Fabulous! — 6 months ago

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Mastroberardino

Irpinia Aglianico

Light bodied. Dark cherry and blackberry and smooth finish — 2 months ago

Mastroberardino

Redimore Irpinia Aglianico

Had this at Therese with Sheffey and Mario — 6 months ago

Mastroberardino

Radici Taurasi Aglianico 2014

A cool wet vintage equates to an early drinking beauty! Super delicious! — 7 months ago