Terredora 1999 Aglianico d'Irpinia ($11.99)
Very dark ruby with an orange glint. Ripe fruit and exotic aromatics, incense and cinnamon, cedar and sandalwood. Juicy and bright, flavors follow the nose; so fruity it almost seems sweet, with crisp fresh-fruit acidity for balance. US Importer: VIAS Imports Ltd., NYC (May 30, 2002)
FOOD MATCH: Turkish eggplant pilaf makes an exceptional match, with its hints of cinnamon, allspice and mint playing off the wine's exotic spice.
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