Piedmont, Italy

La Spinetta

Vürsù Vigneto Gallina Barbaresco Nebbiolo

A fab Barbaresco @ £104 that’s drinking lovely already but will be fab in a few more years to ease tannins 😉

📍La Spinetta Gallina 2011

🏵 94 points

🍷 Ruby garnet w/ brick edge

👃 Explodes in a Zalto burg glass w/ smokey tobacco mashed cherry, soggy earth, red flower potpourri & sweaty leather w/ spiced blackberry & plum tones

👄 Med body of deluxe creamy earthy cherry, liquorice & slight bitter mocha w/ red berry fruits & a touch of tannin dryness

🎯 Long slight dry earthy mocha cherry liquorice 💥
— 4 days ago

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Antonio Vallana e Figlio

Gattinara Nebbiolo 2007

This weekend I have opened the 2007 Antonio Vallana e Figlio Gattinara Nebbiolo.

On the nose it is light with notes of cherry, raspberry, leather, anise, rose petals and an earthy component.

On the palate is tart cherry, sour cranberry, raspberry, herbaceous qualities, with an earthy note.

This wine is medium bodied with medium + acidity and high grippy tannins that leads to a long tannic finish. Enjoy your weekend and please be safe. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷
— 11 days ago

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Gaja

Darmagi Langhe Cabernet Sauvignon 1985

Wow. Very dense and opaque garnet color. Complex nose of black cherry, oak, leather, bell pepper and overall an earthy quality. Full body, balanced and opulent, with a very long finish. Absolutely delicious. — 6 days ago

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Cantina Viticoltori del Monferrato

Iuli La Rina Barbera

Jörgen Lindström Carlvik
9.1

100% Slarina @delectable (not Barbera). Juicy and alternative with great drive on the mineral laced finish where earthiness and gentle red berries battle for front row seats. — 3 days ago

Ron, LM and 6 others liked this

Rovellotti

Chioso Dei Pomi Ghemme Nebbiolo

Tar. Roses. The classics speak. This is SO along its way. The fruit is a forward vixen (it was a ripe year)?but you’ll be okay with it. And the acid is high enough, the green earth underneath enough that I know that the earth ballasts the fruit and tannins. At its heart blackberries, black cherries and tannins that are in your family. Get the f in. — 10 hours ago

Kim, Severn and 4 others liked this
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Ghemme is good!

Giacomo Conterno

Cascina Francia Riserva Barolo Nebbiolo 1997

Musty nose on pop but after a decant and swirl the violets kick in and the bouquet delivers a whiff of truffle as well. Classic Barolo tar on entry, massive red fruit, rose petal and fig. A bit grainy and less vibrant than I’m used to from Giacomo Conterno. Good, not great length. A serious Barolo. More substantial than flashy. My preference runs to the Aldo Conterno wines but these are perhaps more “traditional” and worthy of contemplation. — 12 days ago

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Poderi Aldo Conterno

Conca Tre Pile Barbera d'Alba 2015

Jörgen Lindström Carlvik
9.3

Without doubt, their best CTP so far. Explosive fruit flavours, dense tannins and vivid acidity, complimented by very clever and integrated oak treatment. Easy another 10 years here. — 3 days ago

Ron, Douglas and 9 others liked this

Icardi

Nuj Suj Barbera d'Asti 2014

This was a bit of a surprise to me. This is apparently "your grandfather's Barbera", though I won't take the comment literally as my grandfather probably associated wine with Claret and that's that.

This is however old school in style. Herbaceous perhaps from the stems, dark, gamey. Definitely not for everyone but I really enjoyed it.
— 8 days ago

Martin, Neil and 16 others liked this

Coppo

L'Avvocata Barbera d'Asti 2014

Mulberry, sour cherry, dried raspberry, lavender, vanilla flower, black pepper, pipe tobacco, tar, and rock dust... elegant, light, but packed full of puckering acidity and a versatile finish. You can pair a lot with this. It has the capacity and verve to enhance a meal but also hang out on the porch and bullshit. — 7 days ago

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Roccia Rossa

Bramaterra DOC Nebbiolo 2013

80% Nebbiolo, 15% Vespolina & 5% Croatina

Color not of a wine of only 5 years...deep yet translucent ruby, brown edges, stunning.

Nose, I'm in love! If there was such a thing as a cherry with rose petal that was actually a rock and you could eat it without losing all your teeth or you're a Rock Biter, this is that wine!

Palate...cherry, cherry and did I mention cherry? Oh Nebbiolo how I love thee. Baking spice, anise, oh the palate is continually changing, I'm confused and over joyed, god damn life is complicated, or is it easy?

Paired this bottle with 4+ hour, slow/low grilled spare ribs and Brahms 7th Symphony, amazballs as my buddy would say!
— 3 days ago

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