Riserva Barbaresco Nebbiolo 1990

Started with Earth and funk and opened up to sage, balsamic, classic aged Nebbiolo. Graceful. — 18 days ago

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Pira Barolo Riserva Nebbiolo 1996

The 96' Riserva Pira had my nose stuck in the glass the whole time. I just couldn't get enough of the incredible bouquet. Even the tail ends were intoxicating. Ahhh!!! Full-on rose petals, violet, plums, dried cherries, blueberries, tar, spices (cinnamon and clove especially), undergrowth, tabacco leaf, and balsamic tones. So complex and lifted. It's just ahhh and ahhhhhhhh again and again as this wine bombarded the olfacotry system. On the other hand, the palate was quite stubborn at the start, but eventually gave way to some sweet fruit notes of fresh cherries and plums, plus hints of stoney minerality at the end. It's thick and dense, with firm but well-honed tannins and ample acidity. So fresh and young that it just begs for time, but how can one resist the beautiful smells right now. Probably the best nebbiolo I've had in a while. — 2 months ago

Ceccherini, Bob and 24 others liked this


Dolcetto d'Alba 2017

The wine was THIS BIG. — 2 months ago

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Crichët Pajé Barbaresco Nebbiolo 1998

A knockout. Heady aromas of dark cherry, leather, tar, mint, bitter dark chocolate. A really fine example. — 2 months ago

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Pira Barolo Nebbiolo 2013

Day 2. High tannins. Good acidity. Well balanced. — 10 days ago


Pajè Vecchie Vigne Barbaresco Nebbiolo 2007

Gorgeous! Sappy, minerally. Long finish. In a good place. — 2 months ago

Ira, Anthony De and 5 others liked this

Luca Roagna / Nero di Wongraven

Langhe Rosso 2018

Tørr, moden, fruktig men absolutt ikke søt — a month ago

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Langhe Rosso Nebbiolo 2013

Super structured entry level from Roagna. Near garnet in the glass. Loads of dried red fruits and herbs with intense grip and nice acidity. Hold or pair with rib roast. — 2 months ago


Pajè Barbaresco Nebbiolo 2011

I had eschewed buying Roagna's for a long time due to brett problems but clearly I made a mistake, because the two bottles I had recently were phenomenal! This 11' Paje was incredibly elegant, especially when you factor in the vintage. The nose is so enticing, with red cherries, plum, licorice, earth, dried roses, and menthol. The palate just oozes sexiness. The clarity is stellar, with a real generosity that just pulls you in, and wild state that adds a little intrigue. Plush red and black fruits, orange oil, herbs, spices, minerals, and some animale hints. The acidity is excellent, driving a long finish. Very fine-grained tannin and even discrete when compared to the 96' Pira Riserva I had a couple of weeks ago. This is really young, but I think the vintage does give it a sort of mellowed approachability at the moment (at least versus the 96' again, although certainly showing less density). Really starting to fall in love with this producer ♥️ — 2 months ago

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Ceccherini Cristiano

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Roagna is between the best in Barbaresco, but i do admit that I recall few episodes of bottles that weren't perfect. I guess we have to pay a little price to get to the top🤷‍♂️
Aaron Tan

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@Ceccherini Cristiano Don't we all 🤣 Used to drink heaps of their langhe rosse. Punches way above the price point. Just need to get my hands on some crichet paje now.
Ceccherini Cristiano

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I had their Dolcetto old vines by the glass back in Rome at the restaurant and it was delicious
Good luck with the hunt for the Crichet Pajé🤞🍀😉