Gudarrà is deep ruby-red in color with enticing notes of red cherries, cassis, blackberries, sweet spice and a hint of licorice. This is an accessible, versatile red that pairs beautifully with southern Italian pasta dishes, lamb, grilled or roasted game and ripe, flavorful cheeses.
"Monolithic, with plenty of vibrant flavors of blackberry, cassis and fig paste in reserve. Hints of mesquite and olive paste round out the long, minerally finish. Needs time to fully integrate and shed some of the mouthcoating tannins. Best from 2013 through 2020."
"The 2007 Aglianico del Vulture Gudarra is an explosive wine imbued with dark fruit, smoke, ash and tobacco. Layers of mint and cured meats develop on the mid-palate, adding further complexity and nuance. All of the elements build with notable intensity towards the intense, virile finish. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2022. "
The Wine Advocate
"This well integrated Aglianico del Vulture opens with ripe notes of black fruit and dried currants backed by softer aromas of leather and crushed clove or cinnamon. It’s a massively intense and dense wine with rock-solid tannins that need to be paired with succulent steak."
Right out of the bottle muskie. A little to spiky for me. Found this perfect with BBQ Beef Ribs. The tang counters well.
Unlike the critical acclaim we never found much to get excited about with this wine. It is big and bold but not in a good way. With a grilled New York strip it was overpowering even after being open for more than an hour and a half.