Raffaele’s “entry-level wine”, but this one is also impressively beautiful!An intense bouquet of red fruit and spices, a full-bodied, intense and complex taste with a long finish.This wine leaves 90% of the Taurasi far behind….
Wine Enthusiast:(Kerin O’Keefe): “Aromas of red berry, blue flower, tilled soil, menthol and a smoky whiff of flint swirl around the glass. On the vibrant linear palate, notes of licorice and white pepper accent sour cherry and pomegranate while a graphite note closes the finish. This is elegant and balanced, with youthfully firm tannins and bright acidity” 90/100
Ian d’Agatha: Best Italian full-bodied red wine of the year: As much as I love the three “B’s” of Italian wine (Barolo, Barbaresco and Brunello) my vote goes to the 2010 Guastaferro Taurasi Primum, a heady mix of ripe red fruit, tar and licorice aromas and flavors with some age on them.