A nice wine to be sure but didn't fall in love with it. A nice level of tarry sweet fruits with a raw grape character that slightly detracted from things a bit. As I get older I'm noticing that a bit with Nebbiolo in particular and it's making me less enamored with it. It did follow an awesome bottle of Chave so maybe I'm being a bit unfair? This was a nice but simpler wine and not because it was too young either. This is my favourite producer so expected more but maybe older age is causing a declining interest in the style as it was more of a wrestle than a priviledge.
A knockout wine. Showing really well at the moment. Contradictions abound, full but understated, intensely flavoured but subtle, powerful but elegant...... Oh my this is liquid silk! Layers of flavour, complexity, minerality and beautiful balance. Earth, spice and a lot more in between a stunning wine. Could drink this all night long......such fine grained tannin, finesse. Quintessential Hermitage and daylight between Chave and the rest. Well worth the money ($250).