Titolo Aglianico del Vulture
Italy - Basilicata
Vinous Review: 92+ points
"Bright purple-ruby. A strong balsamic note complements the dark plum, black cherry and sweet spice aromas and flavors. Lively and juicy; a fresh mineral tang lifts and focuses the steely, mineral fruit flavors and extends them on the bright, floral-accented finish. Outstanding wine that showcases just how wrong it is to extrapolate about vintages in too general a manner. Yes, the 2014 vintage was a very rainy one in Italy, and many red wines are forgettable; however, the rainy weather was not as much of a problem on the Vulture, where the late harvest means that even copious summer rain is fairly inoffensive (on the Vulture, the veraison, or color change, of the grapes doesn’t even start until September)."
Wine Advocate Review: 91 points
"Elena Fucci does a great job of turning the tables on this notoriously difficult vintage. The 2014 Aglianico del Vulture Titolo offers much more substance and power than I expected. Many wines from this growing season are considerably leaner and thinner, but this wine presents a level of intensity that is more intact than most. The nose is very clean and characterized by primary fruit aromas, which makes sense given the youthfulness of this new release. Only on the finish can you recognize some of the difficulties of the vintage. The mouthfeel shows less complexity and a more abrupt finish. Elena Fucci tells me she worked extra hard in this vintage and remains happy with the results achieved."
Wine Enthusiast Review: 90 points
"Earthy aromas of truffle, damp soil, new leather and black-skinned fruit lead the way while the polished palate shows dried black cherry, prune, clove and ground pepper. Tightly wound, fine-grained tannins and fresh acidity provide the backbone while notes of tobacco and orange zest linger on the finish."