Medium intensity on the nose. Coming from this sub-appellation should be more elegant but I found it to be quite rich but still quaffable! Hints of sweet tobacco, marjoram, blossoms lead way to ripe red fruits like cherries and plums. I could detect the oak from vanilla and cedar flavors which did not make me fall in love with this wine. Nice mouthfeel but a but hot on the finish. #valtellina #chiavennasca #nebbiolo #italianredwine — a month ago
Tasted blind .. thought it was a 2016 it was still so fresh and young. Popped and poured, beautiful nose of candied cherries, plums. Earthiness and a touch of herbs and mint. On the palate still real tight with plenty of grip! #rizzi #barbaresco (will try after one day open) — a year ago
Pronounced nose of Juicy red plums, red cherries, strawberry, raspberry and cranberry, rose hips, dust ... fresh herbs and mint then licorice. Med+ acid, medium body with smooth silky integrated tannins. Medium finish but overall so incredibly weightless yet with so much character... showed even better the second night!
What is so impressive is how refreshing and lifted this is amongst so many darker ready wines from this warm vintage!!! — a year ago