Piedmont Nebbiolo

Bel Colle

Riserva Monvigliero Barolo Nebbiolo 2004

Palmer Emmitt
9.4

The nose is pleasant but a bit musty and tired, like I’ve rented a 150 year-old farmhouse on the coast of Ireland for a quiet weekend away. Upstairs, in an old sock drawer, is an ancient bag of potpourri containing dried herbs, crusty rose petals, and lumpy brittle strawberries that mingle with the peat and damp hay drifting through the air. The palate is fresher, brighter, the same but somehow newer, like the proprietor of the old house, a 30-ish strawberry blond named Fiona, whose great-great-grandfather built this place with his bare hands, has burst through the front door to greet me with a wink and wry smile. Like her, this wine is feminine but not delicate, stout but not burly, complex but not ostentatious. I’ll spare you any further indulgence of this tortured metaphor, but this wine is nearly everything you want in a mature Barolo – the acid is bracing in a good way, the tannin fully resolved, the balance exquisite, the length prodigious. — 6 days ago

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Boffa Fratelli

Langhe Nebbiolo

Lyle Fass
9.0

Superb cherry aromas. Dense and inviting with spice, sweet spices and some nice rocky minerals. But big fruit for sure. Palate is ripe and rich. Nice purity. Clean. Juicy. Velvety tannins. Concentrated and dense with killer acidity and length. Very good. — 11 hours ago

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Il Chiosso

Gattinara Nebbiolo 2012

Orange almost. This seems like the juice of vines trying to get the little it can out of rocky, thin soil. Not s as whole lot of fruit. Earthy, rocky, some strong tannins. Generally sounds rather unappealing, but there is an appealing quality to this. — 3 days ago

Dawn, Severn and 3 others liked this
Chris Shultz

Chris Shultz

What year is it? Maybe it’ll flesh out a bit. I’ve found gattinara to have the least fresh fruit of my alto Piemonte bottles

Boffa Carlo

Barbaresco Nebbiolo 2017

Lyle Fass
9.2

Very pretty and complex nose of spice, florals, chestnut, old wood and baking spices, cherry flower. Palate is supple and open with terrific sappy fruit and energy. Deep fruit. As it opens the spice becomes so intoxicating. Cuts a swath across the palate and has dazzling purity and freshness. Really leaves such a fresh impression on the long finish. Big tannins and lovely mid season cherry and spices in the mid and fan onto on the finish. — 11 hours ago

Romain, Severn and 4 others liked this

Domenico Clerico

Barolo Nebbiolo 2014

Medium garnet; medium plus intensity aromas of tart red cherry, red plum, blackberry, dried rose petals, dried tarragon, dry earth; dry, medium plus acid, high tannins, high alcohol, full body, medium plus intensity flavors, fruits a bit darker on palate than on nose; medium finish, full of tart fruit, herbal and floral notes; very good — 3 days ago

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Severn Goodwin

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Awesome! We've got lots of Clerico in the cellar.

Gaja

Costa Russi Langhe Nebbiolo 1998

Gaja on a Tuesday night...why not. Not quite as good as the last bottle we had, the heat and ripeness and oak all comes through just a bit more. But the nose alone is incredible - so much deep dark ripe red fruit. Excellent mouthfeel and mid palate fruit, it’s just the finish that isn’t quite all there (other than the acid). The tannins are notably chewy and drying. — 8 days ago

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Boniperti Vignaioli

Bartön Fara Nebbiolo 2014

Dedication to vineyards, attention to details and a labor of love transcends to an excellent wine. Medium body with hints of mineral and fresh tart berry. Make this wine your default and you will surprise your guests. — 5 days ago

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Cascina Sot

Langhe Nebbiolo 2019

Lyle Fass
9.1

Tremendous color. Looks like Chateau Simone rose. Watermelon, strawberry, spice, a lipstick like intensity, spice, earth, florals and mineral. Deep cherry. Cherry lozenge. Floral. Citrus and Tree bark after some air. A gorgeous nose. Palate is ripe, juicy, full of tannins and structure. Terrific acids, man is this zingy and fresh and even has some citric zest to it. Tannins build up on the finish. Very serious Langhe Nebbiolo. — 11 hours ago

Ian, Andrew and 8 others liked this

Giorgio Pelissero

Vanotu Barbaresco Nebbiolo 2006

Aromas of menthol, dried raspberry and cherry, earthy notes with red liquorice and lavender chiming in. Opulent in its youth with ripe fruit and 80% French Oak Barriques (for 22 months) when young and now at 14 years everything comes together in balance. Finishes with very fine savoury dry tannins - powdery. Great time to drink this. Loved it. One of the 1001 wines. — 3 days ago

Thomas, Severn and 16 others liked this
Anthony De Blasi

Anthony De Blasi

I had their Nubiola!. Loved it big time!
Bob McDonald

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Yet to try the Nubiola. Hope to one day

Il Chiosso

Terre Moreniche Ghemme Nebbiolo 2009

I had guarded expectations because I was not a fan of the 08, but this is quite good. Deep nose has deep old dark library furniture scent, gravel, warm spice, dark macerated cherries, dried roses, a little tar. In short, everything you want in an aged Nebbiolo. Soft, good acids, tannins very fine-grained and almost fully integrated. I wouldn’t age this much longer though, because it’s almost fully tertiary. — 13 days ago

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