Piedmont, Italy

Renato Ratti

Ochetti Langhe Nebbiolo 2017

Oooh Nebbiolo is a sexy wine for a chilly rainy noir winter’s night. Smells like a library someone burnt incense in a couple of nights ago. It’s aggressive in the mouth. Those tannins are fighting but underneath them are the flower petals and between bramble and bite and delicate manners it’s a fun wine for an excellent price. — 6 days ago

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@Trixie thanks, m’dear!!

Paolo Scavino

Prapò Barolo Nebbiolo 2015

Robbing the cradle, but so delicious 🤤 captures the best of Serralunga but with a sense of generosity. Classy, structured, power and elegance in harmony even at this stage in its life. More time would certainly bring more complexity, but with leg of lamb roast this was killer. Rose petal, exotic spices, dried flowers, eucalyptus, black cherries, clove, camphor and limestone. — 12 days ago

Keith, Chris and 16 others liked this

Castello di Neive

Santo Stefano Riserva Barbaresco Nebbiolo 2001

Beautiful. Mature, but at that stage where the fruit retains freshness even as it morphs into wonderful mature Nebbiolo. An 01 in a very good place now. — 5 days ago

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Steven Heydemann

Steven Heydemann

Meant to add. No sediment at all. Must have been filtered.


Maté Brachetto 2017

Dry, still Brachetto is a fantastic idea (and 👌🏻 with pasta and red sauce). Maybe I’m just a sucker for word association, but I’m detecting a strong Rooibos tea character from this one (the vineyard name is “Mate”) along with red fruit, earth, licorice, sage. Nice zippy acidity. Med/body. Like Yerba Mate, has fine, grippy tannins and a slightly bitter but not unpleasant finish. — 4 days ago

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Imbibe from a gourd and bombilla?
Adriana Fabbro

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@Jae Cho ideally would have used both but didn’t have either handy 🤷🏻‍♀️

Michele Chiarlo

Vigna Rionda Di Serralunga Barolo Riserva Nebbiolo 1988

Plenty of fruit left: prune, raisin, fig, dried orange peel, dried cranberry, rosemary and bay leaves, crushed stone, blood, allspice, roasted leaves. Tar, leather, balsamic vinegar, sour cherry and mint on the palate. 13.5% abv. Elevated acidity, elevated pulverized sweet tannins, and medium+ finish. — 11 days ago

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Boniperti Vignaioli

Favolalunga Vespolina 2016

Outstanding Vespolina from Piedmont, Colli Novaresi. From the town of Barengo, this Vespolina has hints of pomegranate and is produced by the Boniperti winemakers, from the family of Gianpiero Boniperti, legendary Juventus striker and president. My first glass of red wine in a month, worth it! — 8 days ago

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Paolo Scavino

Bric dël Fiasc Barolo Nebbiolo 2000

Reddish tawny. Soft and delicate nose. Notes of black cherry, anise, cranberry, red rose petals and some plank floor. Smooth in the mouth. Fruit and tannins melt together. Not overly Barolo like but very tasty nonetheless. Still primary. — 8 days ago

Chris, David and 10 others liked this

Palazzo Schiavino

Barolo Nebbiolo 2013

Nose: tobacco. Maybe some cherry cough syrup. Black cherry. Palate: deep cherry. Juicy. Palate staining. Ass kicking. Very good depth and density. Long.

Young but quite good.

Bought from fass selections.
— 6 days ago

Andrew, Anthony De and 2 others liked this

Germano Ettore

Serralunga D'Alba Barolo Nebbiolo 2015

Miles to go. Needed five days of rough handling to show very primary elements of tea rose, umeboshi, hard crack caramel and intense mineral savor. The one interesting thing is that the tannins are soft and dusty from the get. Don’t bother checking back for 5-7 years on this one. — 11 days ago

Chris, Anthony De and 5 others liked this

Giacomo Grimaldi

Sotto Castello di Novello Barolo Nebbiolo 2010

Without a question, the darkest Barolo I've ever had. Deep dark red, with a rim that's beginning to turn. Cherry tobacco, chocolate. Very firm tannins, 15% ABV, 2010.... I bet this could lay down to sleep for a long long time.

92 points
— 10 days ago

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