This Nebbiolo is rather young at 5 years old but I have a hankering for something to go with our Tenderloin tonight. It’s bordering on garnet but is clearly a pale shade. The nose is of medium intensity and has aromas of steeped cherry, cooked strawberry compote, leather, dried herbs, coconut and charred oak. Classic Barolo components- I’m excited to taste.
The palate is dry and tart, as expected. The tannins are present but you can tell they have softened from their youth and are nicely integrating. Medium (+) intensity flavors of cherry, leather, herbs, a medicinal note (from the oak presumably) and kirsch are noted. Medium bodied- this wine has high acidity and a nice finish, albeit rather grippy and tart. These are all qualities to look forward to in this varietal. The wine is obviously still young and needs time to flesh out and gain more tertiary notes but it will drink nicely with our Beef and would pair well with stews and game. I’m not convinced that it’s a 92 point wine as awarded by one pro, more like an 89 point effort that gets 3 stars for it’s $30 price point. I have a few more in the cellar and will spread them out over the next few years. Salut….