The 2005 Terra di Lavoro is an excellent choice for readers seeking a fairly approachable vintage that won’t require extended cellaring. Because of the cold summer, this is a rather delicate Terra di Lavoro laced with red cherries, crushed flowers and a fresh, vinous quality I find highly appealing. The 2005 is a mid-weight Terra di Lavoro, but the lively acidity should allow the wine to age gracefully for a number of years. The aromatics and flavors aren’t fully developed, but with some air the 2005 is relatively approachable today. It is a beautiful Terra di Lavoro that only suffers from the wines surrounding it. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2025.
93 pts, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, www.klwines.com, Aug 2010