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Date Printed: 9/20/2014
Mastroberardino Radici Taurasi 2005
Mastroberardino Radici Taurasi 2005
(search item no. 105336)
collectible wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 9/20/2014: $55.99

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
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:

This ruby-red wine has a full, complex spectrum of aromas, particularly of violet and blackberries. On the palate, it is full-bodied and mouth-filling, with persistent and elegant notes of plum, bitter cherry, strawberry jam and black pepper. Radici Taurasi pairs flawlessly with roasted meats, larger game, spicy Middle Eastern dishes, truffles and aged, flavorful cheeses.
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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.