Taurasi, Radici, Mastroberardino, 1995

I discovered this gem on a restaurant wine list at a bargain basement price. No international style here. The color was brickish and the aromas had little to do with dark fruit, instead displaying layers of warm earth, wild mushrooms and new leather. Firm, almost lean on the palate, but there is no lack of sensations to grab your attention. Long and lingering flavors finish the appealingly rustic wine.