“The wines of Campania awaken a spirit of discovery and excitement that inspire me as I pen these words,” says reviewer Monica Larner of her latest—and wonderfully comprehensive—report on the region
, arguably one of her favorites. “Campania is a region that continues to teach me new lessons in taste and territory with each opportunity I have to analyze and critique the new releases.”
Larner also notes that she generally loves wines from Campania. “The whites in particular represent some of the Italian wines I love most and drink most often at home,” she adds.
Nearly 300 wines were tasted and reviewed in her latest report—here, the top six, all rated 95 points and higher.
“This is a full-bodied red wine with strong tannic contours and lavish dark-fruit flavors that wrap thickly over the senses.”
“You get a great sense of wholeness and balance here despite the evident power and determination of this single-vineyard Aglianico.”
“This was a hot vintage that offers exuberant and opulent fruit, followed by structure and soft tannins.”
“Of the red Feudi Studi wines I tasted this year, the 2013 Taurasi Feudi Studi Rosamilia is my favorite.”
“This wine should hold a steady aging course for the next 20 years.”
“This full-bodied Merlot has made important strides since I first tasted it. Today, it is more expansive and exuberant.”
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