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Date Printed: 12/26/2014
Mastroberardino Radici Taurasi Riserva 2006
Mastroberardino Radici Taurasi Riserva 2006
(search item no. 117671)
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Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
PRICE ON 12/26/2014: $76.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2003 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
1999 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

#91 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2013

Deep ruby red in color, this wine gives off a full, complex and intense bouquet redolent of tobacco, cherry, violet and berries. The Radici Taurasi Riserva is enveloping, elegant and persistent, with background notes of plum, bitter cherry, strawberry jam and black pepper. A fine accompaniment to roast meats and larger game, spiced dishes or truffle, and mature 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.