The 2017 Aglianico Memini punches well above its price point with a stunning bouquet of musky blackberries mixed with dried roses, autumnal spices and hints of red licorice. It's silky-smooth, almost creamy in feel, contrasted by tart woodland berries and minerals, with bright acidity that keeps the expression energetic throughout. This leaves the palate buzzing with residual tension, as it tapers off long yet fresh, resonating on hints of black currant mixed with a nuance of tangerine. A classically dry coating of subtle tannins punctuates the expression perfectly. Wow, and what a value.

Eric Guido - Vinous Media (93)