Wonderfully alive in the glass, the 2009 Serpico (Aglianico) is terrific in this vintage. A layered, beautifully expressive wine, the 2009 flows across the palate with layers of expressive dark fruit. Game, smoke, tobacco, cloves and incense develop later, adding gravitas and weight, but without excess heaviness. Feudi has done a wonderful job of preserving tons of varietal character, while giving this Aglianico a measure of pure polish and finesse I don’t remember seeing in the past. The 2009 is so striking in its beauty it can be enjoyed today, but there will be even more reward for those who can wait at least a few years more.