Barolo Nebbiolo

Roagna

Pira Barolo Riserva Nebbiolo 1996

The 96' Riserva Pira had my nose stuck in the glass the whole time. I just couldn't get enough of the incredible bouquet. Even the tail ends were intoxicating. Ahhh!!! Full-on rose petals, violet, plums, dried cherries, blueberries, tar, spices (cinnamon and clove especially), undergrowth, tabacco leaf, and balsamic tones. So complex and lifted. It's just ahhh and ahhhhhhhh again and again as this wine bombarded the olfacotry system. On the other hand, the palate was quite stubborn at the start, but eventually gave way to some sweet fruit notes of fresh cherries and plums, plus hints of stoney minerality at the end. It's thick and dense, with firm but well-honed tannins and ample acidity. So fresh and young that it just begs for time, but how can one resist the beautiful smells right now. Probably the best nebbiolo I've had in a while. — 10 days ago

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Poderi Aldo Conterno

Riserva Gran Bussia Barolo Nebbiolo 2008

I remember having this last year with @Bill Bender out of a mag and was blown away. While this 08 is on the young side the future will only make this wine better. — 10 hours ago

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We tried it twice. Once at the beginning of the tasting. Assuming they opened dozens of bottles prior to pouring. That was dripping of sex. Spectacular! The second time went through at the end of the evening. I’m assuming those bottles got no air ... tight. 
9.5

Giacomo Brezza & Figli

Brezza Barolo Nebbiolo 2014

Floral and inviting with bitter cherry and tar. Tannins are already softening for 2014. Love the glass cap. If everyone could try this - more people would drink Barolo. — 6 days ago

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Pio Cesare

Barolo Nebbiolo

Eye: pale intensity. Garnet, brick colour. Nose: pronounced intensity, layered, not explosive. Primary: pepper, liquorice, plum, cherry, violet, black tea. Secondary: cedar, cloves. Tertiary: forest floor, mushroom, wet leaves. Dry. High acidity. High tannins. High alcohol. Full bodied. Pronounced flavours. Long finish. Conclusion: balanced, long finish, complex, intense. Outstanding. — 4 days ago

Anthony De, LM and 2 others liked this

G.D. Vajra

Albe Barolo Nebbiolo 2014

Surprisingly approachable. An elegant vintage with excellent concentration and relatively supple tannins. Damp mushrooms, forest floor, dried herbs and cranberry are fairly dominant but there is a faint florality emerging as well. — 3 days ago

P, Jay and 7 others liked this

Voerzio Martini

La Serra Barolo Nebbiolo 2013

Young of course but this is great. Vibrant. We tasted it pop n pour and it improved with a few hours of air. Nose has herbs, smoke and stewed fruit. Complex and rich on the palette, still youthfully fruity and intense. Intense tannin but works with good. — 9 days ago

Anthony De, LM and 1 other liked this

Attilio Ghisolfi

Bussia Barolo Nebbiolo 2012

Boy. This one makes you stand in attention. Dark extracts gripping your throat and keeping a hold for nearly one minute. Forest, earthy tannins slowly highjacking your taste buds and letting you go just in time for your next sip. Bone dry. Decanted it before we went on a four hour fall ride in the Idaho Mountains. Great way to seal the day! — 8 days ago

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Azienda Agricola Elvio Cogno

Cascina Nuova Barolo Nebbiolo 2008

In a wonderful drinking window now- sweet tobacco and prunes on the nose and still firm yet smooth on the palate. Great classic Barolo from Young vines from the ravera cru! — a day ago

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Azelia

Bricco Fiasco Barolo Nebbiolo 2012

Decanted an hour ahead. Lovely Burgundian Barolo. The tannins are present, but not too present. Elegant. Sappy cherry notes. Very long finish. Very impressive. — a day ago

Daniel, Bob and 2 others liked this

E. Pira & Figli (Chiara Boschis)

Via Nuova Barolo Nebbiolo 2013

Ted
9.3

Took a while to come around but that black licorice finally started to show. Funny enough I don’t like the candy form but love the wine version. — 4 days ago

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