Wow what a nose. Licorice, ripe berries, smoke, leather, gaminess, roses, tar, blueberry, cherry and so so elegant, ethereal and complex. Gorgeous. Palate is even more stunning. Juicy and complex wine wonderful suave tannins and such dazzling purity and freshness. Exquisite balance. Not a hair out of place. Long and fresh and man this is so so so well made. Just brilliant wine. Dazzling ripe tannins and wonderful structure ensure a very long life. Best young Valloni ever. — 2 days ago
Fantastic. Relatively light bodied pilot a Pinot noir but full of flavor and just dry enough. Used this in the coq au vin (and also drank it) when Zach Amanda Seán and Shayne cane over for dinner. — 17 hours ago
Pale to mid Ruby. Aromas of rose petals, menthol and liquorice. Low on fruit influences at this age - very savoury. An excellent rendition of a new world Nebbiolo - from Tingha on the New England tableland in northern NSW - most of the neighbours would be sheep and cattle graziers. This winery makes brilliant Gewurztraminer - one of the best in the country IMO. A very boutique winery with a small production. Sadly Toppers suffered from a devastating bushfire earlier this year which will take some recovery time. — 9 days ago
This may not be the mostly purely delicious wine I’ve ever had (though it is up there) but it’s undoubtedly the most impressive. Vibrant purple in the glass, shockingly primary for 60 year old wine. Stunning fruit and structure. Clearly this is immortal — 7 days ago
Fascinating how different this is from the Rocche 13' (from the same producer). Goes to show that Piedmont is indeed a great distraction from Burgundy, which has been reflected in the increasing prices. Thankfully, Brovia's wines are still "under the radar." Affordable, in the scale of things.
Neighbouring vineyards. The Rocche - blue-fruit focused, leaner, less tannic on the palate (but you could smell it), elegant if not firmer. The Villero - red-fruited, more classic on the nose, brawny palate, with big spice tones and a blood-like minerality. No preference of one over the other at the moment. Rocche, the queen of Brovia's line-up, and Villero, the king! Their purity, nuance, and turbo-charged aromatics are seriously impressive, though it doesn't make it any easier to drink them at this early stage. Definitely cellar these crus. Minimum 20 years! — 11 days ago