Terredora di Paolo

Pago dei Fusi Taurasi DOCG

Pago dei Fusi Taurasi DOCG

Red Wine100% Aglianico
  • Tasting Notes
  • Pairs With
    Cheese (Hard)
  • ColorDeep, ruby red
  • NoseAmple ripe cherries, sweet spices and plum with notes of tobacco, pepper and tar 
    Black Cherryblack-cherry
    Black Pepperblack-pepper
    Tobacco Leaftobacco
  • FlavorSupple and silky on the palate, with concentrated texture mellowed into body richness 

Campania At a Glance

Region Name Campania

Like many Italian regions, Campania is home to an impressive array of grape varieties, some found almost nowhere else on earth. Its most important variety is arguably Aglianico, the grape behind the region’s two most famous and respected red wines: Taurasi and Aglianico del Taburno.

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Vintage Publication Score Review Date POS Generator
2012 James Suckling 94 Dec 2020 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2012 Wine Advocate 93 Aug 2021 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2011 Wine Advocate 94 Oct 2019 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2011 Wine Spectator 91 Oct 2019 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2011 Vinous Media 90 May 2020 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 94 Vintage 2012 James Suckling A genuine, aged Taurasi with berry, walnut, clove, mushroom and mahogany aromas and flavors. It’s full-bodied and dense with lots of intensity and character. Real deal. Delicious now. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 93 Vintage 2012 Wine Advocate This is the top-shelf red from Terredora di Paolo and certainly its most late-term release. From a hot and dry vintage, the 2012 Taurasi Pago dei Fusi is beautifully aged and drinking very nicely at the moment. I see no need to wait further. The bouquet revolves around dried cherry and plum, and there are integrated notes of savory smoke and spice. The wine's advanced evolution shows with campfire ash and licorice root, and it would be a nice accompaniment to a Neapolitan "è braciol a’ raù" (meat braciole in a ragù). Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 94 Vintage 2011 Wine Advocate The top-shelf product from Terredora di Paolo, the 2011 Taurasi Pago dei Fusi, shows depth and an important level of sophistication that gives the wine an air of contemplation and care. The experience starts off slowly with dried berry fruit, crème de cassis, spice, smoke and delicate campfire ash. The wine is linear and polished with a steady, careful approach. The tertiary definition is there, but the wine is still going strong and should hold over the course of the next decade. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 91 Vintage 2011 Wine Spectator A fresh, elegant red, with a layer of ground spice underscoring the crushed cherry, cured tobacco, dried fig and fragrant smoke notes. The fine-grained tannins are well-integrated, providing a supple frame as floral and spice accents play on the finish. Drink now through 2027. 2,000 cases made, 50 cases imported. — AN Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 90 Vintage 2011 Vinous Media I’m finding masses of ripe raspberry and cherry fruit in the 2011 Terredora di Paolo Taurasi Pago dei Fusi, complemented by sweet exotic spices, with hints of white smoke and dusty florals, as the Pago dei Fusi morphs from sweet to savory in the glass. On the palate, velvety textures usher in wild berry fruits, with saturating minerals and enlivening acids, as fine tannins slowly mount toward the finale. The finish is long and structured, resonating on spicy dark fruits and saline accents with a savory, herbal twang. Shelf Talker Full Page Review