Paternoster Don Anselmo 2012
|Region||Italy, Basilicata, Aglianico del Vulture|
An elegant medium- to full-bodied red, with impeccable balance and integration, this layers fine tannins and a subtle sanguine note with flavors of crushed cherry and raspberry, spice box and dried marjoram. Long, fresh finish. Drink now through 2027. 850 cases made.
Paternoster releases another spectacular edition of their flagship wine despite the more challenging conditions of this hot vintage. The 2012 Aglianico del Vulture Don Anselmo is a fine specimen of Aglianico that offers a seductively dark and velvety appearance. The bouquet reveals dark fruit, spice, chocolate, grilled herb and black mineral. This is a full bodied red with well-managed tannins. This edition is not as long-lasting or deep as the excellent 2010, but it deserves positive praise nonetheless.