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Date Printed: 12/18/2014
Mastroberardino Radici Taurasi 1996
Mastroberardino Radici Taurasi 1996
(search item no. 17429)

PRICE ON 12/18/2014: $47.49

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2006 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2004 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
1994 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
1994 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Colour: Ruby red with orange reflections

Bouquet: Full, complex, intense bouquet redolent of thyme, violet and berries

Palate: In the mouth it is enveloping, elegant, and persistent. The background has distinct notes of plum, bitter cherry, strawberry jam, black pepper

Food affinities: A fine accompaniment to roast meats and larger game (deer, wild boar, etc.), spiced dishes or truffle, and mature cheese

Alcohol: 13-13.5% by volume

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About Mastroberardino:

Mastroberardino is Campania's most renowned winery, established in the 1750s by winemaker Pietro di Mastro Berardino. Pietro was awarded the professional title of 'Mastro' as testament to his skills in quality winemaking, a tradition that has continued uninterrupted for ten generations and one that still continues today. Located in the town of Altripalda, in the ancient region of Irpinia, this family-based firm has long championed the indigenous varieties of this region: Aglianico, Falanghina, Fiano, Piedirosso, Greco and Coda di Volpe. Today, Mastroberardino is universally acknowledged to have been the most important guardian of the ancient winemaking heritage of Campania.