Piedmont Nebbiolo

Produttori del Barbaresco

Barbaresco Nebbiolo 2018

It has been a little over a year since my last note on the 2018 vintage. Popped and poured, enjoyed over the course of an hour. The 2018 pours a pale garnet with transparent core; medium+ viscosity and no staining of the tears. On the nose, the wine is developing with delicate notes of funky cherry, rose water, tar and dry earth. On the palate, the wine is dry with high tannin and medium+ acid. Confirming the notes from the nose. The finish is long. A touch thinner than some of the “bigger” vintages but no less charming. I’m sort of a sucker for the 2018 vintage in how enjoyable these are to drink in their youth. Drink now through 2038 — 6 days ago

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Solid stuff in pretty much any vintage. Just ordered a six pack of 2019 on pre-arrival. Salute! 🍷

Damilano

Lecinquevigne Barolo Nebbiolo 2004

Nice 20 year old Barolo. Drinking well, still secondary (vs tertiary). — 23 days ago

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Pio Cesare

Barolo Nebbiolo 2010

David T
9.3

2010 a strong vintage & still accending. Costco Ribcap vs Allen Brothers.

Sofia & I stayed in downtown Alba in 2015. Arrived early evening & sadly after their big wine festival. Pio Cesare was around the corner and down two blocks from our hotel. Historic as hell.

I bought this at Costco for around $49.

Nebbiolo young is a huge tarry grape. The Italian’s ferment this with a lot of new wood. They actually hold Nebbiolo/Barolo in bottle and extra year or more before release. Also, longer than most other world regions based largely on the grape & even more their wood use.

This is drinking nicely after a four hour decant, but it is still ascending and another 10-15 years of good drinking ahead…properly stored.

Even with this age, its tarriness is the first descriptor. Followed by heated dark spices, slightly, dry b lackberries, dry, slight tart, dark cherries, black raspberries, black plum, some strawberries, tea leaves, black licorice to anise, sandstone, limestone, dry crushed rocks, dry top soil & brush, dry herbs, dry tobacco, light; clove, nutmeg & hints of vanillin, forest floor w/ dry leaves, some mint, dry, withering, dark, red flowers framed in violets, excellent acidity with a nicely evolved, well; structured, tensioned, balanced, smartly polished finished that goes on & on!
— a month ago

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Vietti

Castiglione Barolo Nebbiolo 2020

2020 vintage. Light-medium body. Obviously too youthful but dry and dusty today with the promise of better balance and focus down the road. 7.17.24. — 3 days ago

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G.D. Vajra

Albe Barolo Nebbiolo 2010

Lost a little of the backbone but still super enjoyable — 20 days ago

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Gaja

Barbaresco Nebbiolo 2012

2012, much enjoyed — 21 days ago

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Giacomo Conterno

Riserva Monfortino Barolo Nebbiolo 2008

Second bottle from this vintage that I have enjoyed but this one I purchased from a local wine shop. Opened very nicely after 2.5 hours and enjoyed over 5 hours. Cherry notes were bursting through but mature and deep. Blended wonderfully with the earthiness. This wine is still a baby and think I will do my best to sit on my remaining 2008s for at least 5 more years. — a month ago

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Vietti

Perbacco Langhe Nebbiolo 2021

2021 vintage. Nice, semi-entry level Vietti red with bigger bod, grip and "kapow." Holy cow, Batman. 7.17.24. — 3 days ago

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Luciano Sandrone

Cannubi Boschis Barolo Nebbiolo 2008

Needed some air to reveal dark red fruits, floral, lots of savory spices with notes of tobacco & rose petal — 13 days ago

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Giuseppe Rinaldi

Brunate - Le Coste Barolo Nebbiolo 2001

Poss lightly corked — 22 days ago

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