Decanted at 9am for dinner that night. Nose was fairly muted upon opening, just a hint of fruits but nothing specific or overwhelming. Completely black, which is not like sangovesee at all. Tasted one small sip. The wine was totally closed and very tanic even after trying to coax something out of it by swirling. Had my first glass at 5:00 pm. Not much changed. This was tight and closed for business. Tried my airator but little help. There is a great core of fruit but the structure is overwhelming and not in a bad way. Reminds me of how the 2010 brunello's that I have tried are acting. It going to take years for this to soften, so I will wait. No rating as of yet.
Beaujolais have come so far in the last few years and this wine is no exception. This just has the delicious factor that begs you to drink more. As it might improve with some bottle age, I can't seem to keep my hands off. Beautiful stuff.
7th bottle out of case bought at release. Pulled the cork about two hours before drinking but did not decant as recommended by last tasting note. Provenance is everything. The cork is just in great shape. The wine is just where you expect a 19 year old Nebbiolo to be. Bricked out and a lovely nose of light tar reserves flowers and fruit. Totally mature and in a as good spot as it will get. Not a profound or earth shattering wine but very lovely to accompany a black and blue T-bone. The wine wont get any better so I plan to drink the balance in the next 2 years. 91 pts