After the previous Aglianicos I’ve tasted, I was curious about this one, although wary of the low price. It turns out the wine is pretty good for the price.
The body is on the lighter side for a grape that can be quite full-bodied, but I found it tasty right away, showing ripe and tangy red cherry and some dusty tannins. Over the course of the evening, the fruit softened and filled out some, and the cherry evolved more to cherry / red plum, with a tasty savory aspect that’s sort of meaty / black olivey, and nice, ripe acid. While never impressive, it was a tasty quaff for the price.
A few days later, the saved single-glass screwcap bottle was surprisingly much more ripe-fruity, almost too much for my taste. While the acid was fortunately still present and yummy, the fruit was a sort of syrupy cherry, with perhaps a hint of chocolate (suggested by the Wiki page liked above) and spice, and the same earthy, aged complexity.