Area: Campania IGT
James Suckling: 95
Anotnio Galloni: 97
Type: Red Wine
Grapes Varieties: 80% Aglianico, 20% Piedirosso
Packing: Original Wooden Case of 1 bottles
AG=97 I am thrilled with the 2006 Terra di Lavoro, which easily lives up to the praise I bestowed upon it last year. This wasn't an easy vintage for Galardi. The weather was uneven, and a drastic selection was necessary for the cellar. Overall production was even lower in 2006 than in 2005, but the estate's commitment to quality paid off in a big way. The 2006 Terra di Lavoro presents an intriguing combination of compelling inner sweetness wrapped around a firm, imposing frame. This is a very Barolo-like Terra di Lavoro that gradually opens up to reveal its pedigree, with endless layers of fruit and an eternal finish. Readers who own the 2006 are fortunate, but significant patience is required. This is a majestic Terra di Lavoro.
JS=95 Fresh aromas of herbs and dark fruits such as blackberries and bramble berries. It's minerally too with a volcanic ash undertone. Full and silky with lots of fruit and a long, intense finish. Superb quality. Beautiful now. Made from organically grown grapes: 80 percent Aglianico and 20 percent Piedirosso.