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! — 2 days ago
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 💥 — 3 days ago
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! 🍷🍷🍷🍷 — 10 days ago
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. — 11 days ago
Aged red fruit, hints of orange rind, pretty softened cherry, very lucid. Great balance and a haunting gentleness to the front end. Very poised. Noticeable dry wood and a little stiff on the finish, with drying tannins but an excellent front. — 9 days ago