Great wine. Bought from the winemaker last summer, he's a great chap. Very special bottle for my partner and me, and we've have been enjoying it last night and today. Fresh, very expressive nose of dark fruit, orchard stone fruit, bright wood, dust, with delicious hints of baking spices and mediterranean herbs. In the mouth it is clean, with medium-low acidity, balanced tannins and fairly long finish. Maybe it could wait a little longer? There's still room for something spectacular to emerge on the palate, but so far it's decidedly good and we'd get it again.
Very deep clear ruby in the glass. Highly expressive, clean nose of red fruit, florals, forest, smoke, leather. In the mouth: intense dark cherry, dried flowers, herbs, "attic." Medium body, medium+ acidity, high-intensity, raspy tannins, long finish. Drinking extremely well at this young age but still has quite a ways to go.
With Amy at Erbaluce. Out of the bottle, Nebbiolo cherry and dust, leather. Picks up more nuance with time in the glass. Maybe a little young and not the most brilliant Barbaresco, but it scratches the itch. Tannic, broad-shouldered; hasn't really come together yet. Might improve with another few years.
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