The wine I have opened was the 2016 Pier Carlo Bergadano Langhe Nebbiolo.
On the nose there is quite distinctive notes of cherry, strawberry, licorice, gaminess, mushroom, herbs, leather and earth.
On the palate is cherry, plum, raspberry, anise, game, clay pot, leather, oak and earth.
This wine is full bodied grippy mouthfeel, medium + acidity with medium + to high fine grainy tannins leading to a long red fruit earthy finish. I hope everyone is healthy and well? Please stay safe and the weekend is just around the corner. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷 — 7 days ago
14 is the year at Rattalino. Better than 15. Glorious spice on the nose. Compelling and complex. Like it is being ground up fresh under your nose constantly. Gorgeous cherry skins. Palate is ripe and commanding with terrific structure and velvety tannins. Such power and purity. Just a classy classy Barolo with structure to burn. Long finish. Awesome. Tremendous sweet fruit and concentration. Nose opens with more chestnut and intense mineral and cherry flesh. Amazing texture here. Love this. Better than my last bottle. — 7 days ago
This was a delicious fastball right down the middle of the plate, as far as Barolo goes…and when considering that we’re working with the 2014 vintage, this was especially noteworthy. Dark cherry, alpine herbs, tar, minerals, and black licorice were predominate. A long, lip smacking finish. Again, worked really well with the bison tartar and duck frites. — 8 days ago
Showtime from the very first pour. Absolutely sensational aromatics with red cherry fruit, orange citrus, sandalwood, and roses. So much depth! On the palate, there is red fruits and porcini with a long and lovely, every so slightly saline finish. Gorgeous and now I want more…but this bottle was courtesy of a friend and I live in Nebraska where we don’t always get to have nice things. A fabulous pairing with duck frites and bison tartar. — 11 days ago
Nose full of tar and ripe plum, veering to prune. Took an hour in the decanter to sort itself but then wonderfully balanced and layered. Black tea, darker plum, perfectly drying tannins to match the perfect, fatty short rib. I would drink up lest the drying tannins persist more as the fruit wanes. — 3 days ago
Last tried ‘09 was in 2014, wow, still young and vibrant for an 11+ year old wine. 100% Nebbiolo, rich deep ruby red color with aromas of black fruit, herb, cedar and spice notes. On the palate flavors of blackberry, cherry and ripe plum, with notes of leather, spice, cracked pepper and fennel, with slight floral. Fine chewy tannins, still packs a pop, long finish ending with fruit, oak and spice. It was great now but this Barolo still has a decade+ to age. Just delightful. — 4 days ago