Piedmont Nebbiolo

Azienda Agricola Brovia

Villero Barolo Nebbiolo 2013

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!
— 12 days ago

Jay, Scott and 24 others liked this

Azienda Agricola Ronchi di Giancarlo Rocca

Barbaresco Nebbiolo 2016

Particularly virile, full-throttle normale wine for this producer. With the quality of the harvest apparently outstanding at Ronchi, I’m particularly anxious to taste the cru bottling when it becomes available. — 9 days ago

P, Eric and 7 others liked this

Giacomo Conterno

Barolo Nebbiolo 1964

Super classic, roses and sour cherry, persimmon, licorice and sous bois. Would have been wine of the night if not for the rinaldi — 7 days ago

Pooneet, Eric and 23 others liked this

Bruno Giacosa

Reserva Barbaresco Nebbiolo 1990

Tasted blind. Dark tawny with some amber in the rims. Notes of black cherry, blueberries, violets, some menthol. Great texture in the mouth. Started out as masculine but became more subtle and feminine with air. Long finish. Guessed 78 Giacosa. — 6 days ago

David, Shay and 13 others liked this

E. Pira & Figli (Chiara Boschis)

Langhe Nebbiolo 2015

Best young Barolo I’ve had in a long time while ticking all the requisite boxes: tar, check; roses, check; supple red fruit, you bet. Want to see how this ages, but for now a true PnP. — 4 days ago

Paul, P and 17 others liked this

Elio Altare

Cascina Nuova Cerretta Barolo Nebbiolo 2013

Awesome. Perfect fruit and balance. And oh yes drank it with white truffles and hand made pasta. — a day ago

David, leon and 4 others liked this

Giuseppe Rinaldi

Riserva Barolo Nebbiolo 1958

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

Pooneet, Eric and 16 others liked this

Fratelli Alessandria

San Lorenzo di Verduno Barolo Nebbiolo 2015

This was super pretty on day 4. Opened a day early and it was a little tight and tart on the finish. By day four it was smooth and balanced. SS — 2 days ago

Keith, Ron and 9 others liked this

Boffa Carlo

Ovello Barbaresco Nebbiolo 2016

Way too young, very closed, only revealed a bit after a couple of hours. Difficult to rate but looks like a promising beauty! — a day ago

Peter, Severn and 9 others liked this

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. — 14 days ago

Eric, Trixie and 20 others liked this


Ellen Clifford

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@Trixie thanks, m’dear!!