I Favati Taurasi Terzotratto 2011
Taurasi is a town in the province of Avellino, Campania, Italy. Taurasi is a historic town which is located in the region of Sannio. The town’s name probably derives from the Latin Taurus. Taurasi and Taurasi riserva are red, still Italian wines based principally on the Aglianico grape. Small percentages of Barbera and Piedirosso are sometimes included. Taurasi received the DOCG status in 1993.
Anise, tar, raspberry preserves on the nose. Lots of raspberry fruit, minerals, blackberry, light touch with the oak, medium bodied and velvety in texture, lovely raspberry finish, with fine but persistent tannins on a lengthy finish
The 2011 Taurasi Terzotratto keeps you coming back to the glass again and again with its beguiling mix of dusty blackberries and cherries complemented by sweet herbs, white smoke, hints of mocha and a grounding note of flowery undergrowth. This coasts across the palate with tart wild berry fruits, along with saline-minerals and hints of cedar that collect toward the close. Through it all, a coating of grippy tannins mounts, clenching the senses in youthful poise, as notes of salted licorice, balsam herbs and cocoa fade. I Favati did a fantastic job of finding balance from such a warm and diffcult vintage. That said, the 2011 needs a little more time to fully flesh out.