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.
"Bisceglia's 2008 Aglianico del Vulture Gudarra is one of the very best wines readers will find in this price range. Layers of expressive dark fruit cover every inch of the palate in a vivid, textured Aglianico that impresses from start to finish. Hints of mocha, grilled herbs and rosemary add complexity over time. The dazzling, racy Gudarra is best enjoyed over the next few years. It is another superb value."
Vinous / Antonio Galloni
"A firm, compact red, featuring plenty of ripe wild cherry and blackberry notes that slowly reveal hints of pine, ash and tobacco. Displays the rugged nature of the region."
Smooth & Supple
Lamb, Pasta > Tomato-base, Pasta > Meat, Pasta > Mushroom
An interesting wine with a slight hint of sherry. While the wine is very dark red, the flavors were subtle with a hint of oak and moderate tannins. I never took decanting a wine seriously, but this one definitely improved once it was subjected to oxygen for a while. Give it a try and see if you like it.