Tenute Guardasole

Boca DOC Bio Nebbiolo Vespolina

9.32 ratings
9.41 pro ratings
Boca, Novara, Piedmont, Italy
Nebbiolo, Vespolina
Lamb, Goose, Potato, Baking Spices, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Turkey, Beef, Pasta, Salami & Prosciutto, Tomato-Based, Soft Cheese, Chicken, Veal, White Rice, Herbs, Mushrooms, Pungent Cheese, Pork, Game, Exotic Spices, Chili & Hot Spicy, Duck, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.4

Attention wine drinkers, 2017 is awesome in Alto Piemonte and is more of a pick and choose vintage in the Langhe. It’s 2 hours north so what happens in the Langhe isn’t what happens in the Alto Piemonte.

Anyways this is a smoke show. Nose has deep, soppy late season cherries, smoke, spice, leather and minerals. Floral and ripe. Excellent purity and focus. Big wall of tannins and perfectly ripe fruit on an elegant frame. Lovely cleansing minerality on the finish. Terrific freshness. Just a great wine. Amazingly well made and super long finish. Young. Need a few hours but what a wine.

Attention wine drinkers, 2017 is awesome in Alto Piemonte and is more of a pick and choose vintage in the Langhe. It’s 2 hours north so what happens in the Langhe isn’t what happens in the Alto Piemonte.

Anyways this is a smoke show. Nose has deep, soppy late season cherries, smoke, spice, leather and minerals. Floral and ripe. Excellent purity and focus. Big wall of tannins and perfectly ripe fruit on an elegant frame. Lovely cleansing minerality on the finish. Terrific freshness. Just a great wine. Amazingly well made and super long finish. Young. Need a few hours but what a wine.

Jul 24th, 2021
Daniel Bloom

N: Tar, licorice, leather, Balsam, tobacco,
Dirty floors, Something funky and mossy.
P: Cherries, raspberries, cocoa, some earth, leather. Palate is lighter than expected, med long finish, nicely integrated tannins.
From @Fassselections
After extended air, 1-11/2 hrs, this really deepened. Some plums show up and the tannins stand up and say hi!

N: Tar, licorice, leather, Balsam, tobacco,
Dirty floors, Something funky and mossy.
P: Cherries, raspberries, cocoa, some earth, leather. Palate is lighter than expected, med long finish, nicely integrated tannins.
From @Fassselections
After extended air, 1-11/2 hrs, this really deepened. Some plums show up and the tannins stand up and say hi!

1 person found it helpfulMay 25th, 2021