Azienda Agricola Virna di Borgogno

Preda Sarmassa Barolo Nebbiolo

9.136 ratings
9.14 pro ratings
Barolo, Cuneo, Piedmont, Italy
Nebbiolo
Top Notes For
Justin Bothur

Dried roses and violet candy. Tripe tobacco and wet earth. Touch of camphor. Very elegant and drinking great right now!

Dried roses and violet candy. Tripe tobacco and wet earth. Touch of camphor. Very elegant and drinking great right now!

Mar 26th, 2020
Ryan Flinn

This wine seemed closed off on first taste. But 10 minutes later this transformed to a more ethereal wine. Still very light and tight but overall needs time to open up.

This wine seemed closed off on first taste. But 10 minutes later this transformed to a more ethereal wine. Still very light and tight but overall needs time to open up.

Apr 6th, 2019
Tom Casagrande

Nose shows dried cherry and dried roses (traditional) and menthol (untraditional). Also some baking spice and dry gravel. Earthy choke-cherry brandy flavors along with some harsh barrel notes. A bit hot on the finish. Still quite a bit of tannin to resolve. Definitely a winter weight wine. I may have done it and myself wrong by opening it in summer.

Nose shows dried cherry and dried roses (traditional) and menthol (untraditional). Also some baking spice and dry gravel. Earthy choke-cherry brandy flavors along with some harsh barrel notes. A bit hot on the finish. Still quite a bit of tannin to resolve. Definitely a winter weight wine. I may have done it and myself wrong by opening it in summer.

Jul 31st, 2017
Tom Casagrande

A very soft-textured but intensely flavorful Barolo. Lots of dried roses, some tarry notes, and a whiff of menthol overlay some bitter cherry liqueur fruit. Broad and rich in the mouth, with some woody barrel notes just a bit stronger than the dark cherry fruit. Some warm gravelly, brickish minerality. Still a bit of tannin left, but the acidity is low and there's a little heat in the finish, so I'd drink these up over the next 2 years. (Also, it peaked after about an hour in the decanter, another hint about its limited future.)

A very soft-textured but intensely flavorful Barolo. Lots of dried roses, some tarry notes, and a whiff of menthol overlay some bitter cherry liqueur fruit. Broad and rich in the mouth, with some woody barrel notes just a bit stronger than the dark cherry fruit. Some warm gravelly, brickish minerality. Still a bit of tannin left, but the acidity is low and there's a little heat in the finish, so I'd drink these up over the next 2 years. (Also, it peaked after about an hour in the decanter, another hint about its limited future.)

Feb 26th, 2017
William Paley

Was gonna say we hit this one on the money with timing, but 18 hours later it’s still pulling out stops, cherry coke, damp soil, licorice / bark, stewed prune, then next wave of acid snaps you back to the scent of dry branches and the waves then come again....such clear reverberation. A near flawless performance which you never want to end and never tire of....how.........

Was gonna say we hit this one on the money with timing, but 18 hours later it’s still pulling out stops, cherry coke, damp soil, licorice / bark, stewed prune, then next wave of acid snaps you back to the scent of dry branches and the waves then come again....such clear reverberation. A near flawless performance which you never want to end and never tire of....how.........

Oct 4th, 2020
Joe Gillies

Decanted for 45 minutes. Still young so no rush. Cherry, stewed strawberries, violet, dried flowers, and some charcoal. Very good.

Decanted for 45 minutes. Still young so no rush. Cherry, stewed strawberries, violet, dried flowers, and some charcoal. Very good.

Oct 12th, 2019
Jakub Kalinowski

Quite rich & full, with the full tannic grip. Dried cherries, some bacon & smoke and a whiff of iodine. Good acidity and a touch of harsh alc in the end. A solid Barolo with muscle.

Quite rich & full, with the full tannic grip. Dried cherries, some bacon & smoke and a whiff of iodine. Good acidity and a touch of harsh alc in the end. A solid Barolo with muscle.

Dec 26th, 2017
Brent Hendrich

Cigar wrapper and menthol on the nose. Blackberry and black licorice on the palette.

Cigar wrapper and menthol on the nose. Blackberry and black licorice on the palette.

May 20th, 2017
Alexander Pouris

Modium finish and body, fruity yet well balanced.

Modium finish and body, fruity yet well balanced.

Dec 28th, 2016
John Zuzek

Lovely Barolo! On the nose, bacon and some red fruits with a touch of tobacco. The palate is similar with some black raspberries and tartness, with a touch of dustiness. Sucks the moisture right out of my mouth.

Lovely Barolo! On the nose, bacon and some red fruits with a touch of tobacco. The palate is similar with some black raspberries and tartness, with a touch of dustiness. Sucks the moisture right out of my mouth.

Aug 22nd, 2016