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Taurasi DOCG 2008 Donnachiara
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  Taurasi DOCG 2008 Donnachiara
Item Number:26 30 277 08
Our Price:$34.95
Discounted Case Price:$359.40 - 14% off!
($29.95 per bottle)
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EXPERT RATING
Based on the 100 Point Scale
 WE  90 
 WS  92 
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Taurasi DOCG 2008 Donnachiara
Taurasi is one of Italy's great wines and yet it is still undiscovered by many wine lovers. Only a handful of wineries produce this high altitude red, and Donnachiara is one of the newest. Just profiled in Wine Enthusiast Magazine as a Rising Star, the vineyards are family owned and have been for five generations but the brand new, very modern winery was just established in 2005. Aglianico vineyards slope down the steep hillsides in this mountainous region of Southern Italy. Campania, where Taurasi is located is drenched in sunlight but the high altitude tempers the climate and extends the growing season, allowing the grapes to develop ideal balance of sugars, acids and tannins as well as take on complex flavors. The wine must be aged for three years before release by DOC law and Donnachiara ages this 100% Aglianico Taurasi in French oak barriques for 12 months adding layers of flavor and dimension. It shows delightful dark berry fruit and mineral richness that's very appealing even at this early stage, as Taurasi typically ages for decades. Taurasi is never inexpensive but perhaps the most remarkable thing about this wine is that it tastes like it should cost twice as much. It offers an amazing value for a wine of this quality. The Wine Spectator scored it 92 points saying "A dark, brawny red, with undertones of mocha, olive paste and game to the dark plum, blackberry and cassis notes. The full tannins are fine-grained, and the finish lingers with an aftertaste of ash. Best from 2014 through 2024."
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Taurasi DOCG 2008 Donnachiara
 
4.7

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      5.0

      My Favorite Wine Under $30!

      By Westchester Wine Guy

      from Wine Express

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      Staff Reviewer

      Pros

      • Balanced
      • Big
      • Smooth

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Entertaining
        • Special Occasions

        Comments about Taurasi DOCG 2008 Donnachiara:

        This has to be one of the most well-structured and balanced wines at this price point. It has complex dark fruit layered over the dark brown spices and earthy undertones. The acid is present and the tannins are firm yet supple giving it just a beautiful mouthfeel. It finishes with the fruit dusted by hints of bitter dark chocolate. Crazy value under $30!

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        • Beef, Game
         
        5.0

        Best I've had

        By Florida Headhunter

        from South Florida

        About Me Aspiring Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Big

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Special Occasions

          Comments about Taurasi DOCG 2008 Donnachiara:

          I like aglianico, but a Taurasi is head and shoulders above the average, and Donnachiarra is one of the best I've had. There are Cabernets and there are Cabernets from Napa or Bourdeaux. That is Taurasi to other aglianico. I poured a glass for my wife without telling her what it was, and she just looked at me and said 'wow'

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          • Beef, Game
           
          4.0

          Very robust and lingering to the palate

          By Herb

          from cincinnati

          About Me Aspiring Enthusiast

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          Pros

          • Big
          • Long Finish

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            Best Uses

            • Weeknight

            Comments about Taurasi DOCG 2008 Donnachiara:

            Great delivery as always....

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            • Beef, Cheese Gouda, Pizza and Pasta

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