Molettieri Wine Spectator 10/19

Fiano di Avellino Apianum 2017

Score: 89
A lip-smacking, light-bodied white, with a subtle chalkiness and a thread of salinity heightening the crunchy mouthfeel and framing flavors of green pear, lemon pith, Marcona almond and cherry blossom. Drink now through 2022. 400 cases made, 50 cases imported. — AN

 

Greco di Tufo 2017

Score: 89
A balanced, medium-bodied white, with well-cut acidity defining flavors of yellow pear, almond pastry and apple blossom, while a streak of salinity gains momentum and lingers on the finish. Drink now through 2022. 300 cases made, 30 cases imported. — AN

 

Aglianico Irpinia Cinque Querce 2015

Score: 88
Light, creamy tannins are a supple frame for flavors of crushed black cherry, cigar box and spice in this subtle, medium-bodied red. Drink now. 2,000 cases made, 200 cases imported. — AN

 

Taurasi Vigna Cinque Querce 2012

Score: 95
A deep, plush, full-bodied red, with dense tannins that are well-meshed to flavors of black cherry pâte de fruit, olive paste, cured tobacco, spice box, iron and graphite. Big and brooding, this nonetheless maintains a sense of elegance throughout. Best from 2022 through 2032. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. 1,000 cases made, 100 cases imported. — AN

 

Taurasi Vigna Cinque Querce Riserva 2011

Score: 91
Mulled cherry and cranberry fruit flavors are accented by baking spice, graphite and singed orange peel notes in this fresh, medium- to full-bodied red. Ashy smoke and dried herb notes gain momentum on the grippy finish. Best after 2023. 250 cases made, 30 cases imported. — AN