At this moment in its maturity I felt this showed too much oak and a little bit of alcohol. Did not provide much joy for me but gets the 90 for the wine I imagine it could be and might have been. I.e. I reckon it might have been in the infamous tunnel when I had it.
PnP This seems somewhat modern but still provides a classic Piedmont Nebi experience. The fruit is lovely and the finish goes on and on. Showed a little smoky oak at first but that blew off and the nose became more floral and berries. It took about 2 hours for this to really rock. So I'd decant or slow ox at least a couple hours before you drink it. This likely sees some oak but its very well integrated leaving the fruit and terroir very transparent. Tannins are there but prettty polished. Paid $45 and completely worth it. Happy to have 2 more.
Giovanni Rosso Tasting (Knightsbridge - Northbrook IL): Tasting, brief note. Also starting with great aromatic combination of spice, red berry and floral notes. Very well structured but incredibly fine tannins with great balance throughout. Long and intriguing finish. Very good potential.
As others have said, a simply brilliant nose of the most focused (pepper)mint I've ever come across. Very well balanced and also shows a trace of mint on the palate, I couldn't not pick one of these up. Surprisingly open for a store tasting, this may have been opened earlier in the day..
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