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Warren Egnal
April 2, 2020 | Exclusive DouxVin Offers | Warren Egnal

94pts Italian Tuarasi Riserva

Robert Craig

2014 Radici Taurasi Reserva


Warren at home.
I first discovered Mastroberardino and this remarkable wine at VinItaly a number of years ago and it has become a DouxVin favorite ever since. When I’m looking for a opulent, powerful red to accompany a rich meat dish (think Osso Buco), few wines represent a more pleasant accompaniment than Taurasi, especially a Riserva from such a renowned producer in a stellar vintage. And it’s drinking beautifully right now. Fewer than 50 bottles of this remarkable wine remain available.





Mastroberardino is one of the leading wineries and wine families in all of Italy in terms of production, market impact, and innovation. This is one single family with a winemaking history which dates back to the early 18th century, and which is largely responsible for the viticultural success of Campania's remote Irpinia area.

Mastroberardino Vineyards
The Mastroberardino family have earned themselves a place in Italy’s viticultural history as a guardian and protector of indigenous grapes of Southern Italy’s Campania region. The family has not just worked to maintain these varieties, but Mastroberardino has successfully turned would-be extinct grapes into world class varieties.
2016 Affinity Cab
2014 Mastroberardino Radici Taurasi Reserva

Deep ruby-red in color, complex and intense aromas of black fruits and tobacco complement undertones of cherries and plum skins. On the palate, the Radici Taurasi Riserva is enveloping, elegant, and persistent, with a long finish of blueberries and mulberries.


Read The Review!

94pts Wines & Spirits:

“This vintage of Mastroberardino’s flagship wine is delicious, saturating the palate with fruit and spice flavors. The aglianico grapes come from the family’s Montemarano and Mirabella Eclano estates, where the vines grow in sandy or clay soils at elevations of 1,150 to 2,100 feet. The wine’s roasted-beet richness lends earthy ballast to the flavors of ripe plum and woodland berries, cinched together by tannins that feel firm and polished. Those flavors surround a core of blackberry minerality that centers the wine, lending structure along with smoky savor. The finish is long and balanced, indicating many years of life ahead.”


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