Rocche di Castiglione Barolo Nebbiolo 2016

2022/9/23 with fresh porcini risotto and omelette. If compared to the effusive and universal praise for this wine (including that it was yet to close up), this could be said to be slightly underwhelming. Delicious to be sure, with tangy acidity and floral and earthy aromas, but the fruit seemed to be hiding a bit, both on the nose and the mid palate. Perhaps it is in fact a bit closed - it seemed to be hinting at opening after several hours but didn’t quite get there on this evening, and these bites reflect that context specifically - it could be a different story with more age, or just a different bottle. — 13 days ago

Paul, Ted and 4 others liked this


Barbera d'Alba 2016

Deep and quite big, but tannins still haven’t softened that much. I like the style. — 4 months ago

Ben, Eddie and 1 other liked this


Dolcetto d'Alba 2019

Dolcetto with 💪 from 50-year-old vines. Medium bodied, funky and farmy and nicely structured. Good, chewy tannins. Cherry, prune, graphite, brambly. Glad to have found it again! From Astor Wines. 04/05/22 — 6 months ago

Marc liked this


Solea Langhe Chardonnay Blend

River cafe. Aug 2022 — 14 days ago


La Pira Barolo Nebbiolo 2016

Little Rock — 3 months ago

Eric, Barberry and 7 others liked this


Pajè Vecchie Viti Barbaresco Nebbiolo 2012

This is drinking very young with its muscular & tannic structure showing dried herbs, licorice, mineral, rose petal & tobacco notes. Great wine that just needs more time. — 4 months ago

Severn, David and 12 others liked this


Pajè Barbaresco Nebbiolo 2016

Couldn’t resist opening one of the newly arrived 2016 Pajès from Roagna. It opens with an earthy/clay nose and is a translucent brick red in the glass. Hints of rose, cherry, cocoa and red berries mixed with sharp, drying tannins. High potential and glad to have a benchmark while I lay a few more of these and some Vecchi Vitis down for a while. — 6 months ago

Anthony liked this


La Pira Vecchie Viti Barolo Nebbiolo 2014

Licorice and red fruits. Incredibly precise. From 80+ years old vines in monopoly since 1990. Drinks beautifully now but definitively another 20 years to go. — 2 months ago

Jan, Jonathan and 6 others liked this


Pira Barolo Nebbiolo 2014

Elegant, nicely structured but drinkable now with air. Cherries, tar, charred wood — 4 months ago

Pooneet, "Odedi" and 11 others liked this

Luca Roagna / Nero di Wongraven

Langhe Rosso 2016

Deep and rich, but with good acidity and a hint of minerals. Would be interesting to see how this develops. — 5 months ago

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