Interesting wine. Musty earthy bouquet and palate. Still a bit young in my opinion. Day two and the wine had really opened up. Musty bouquet and palate was replaced by ripe fruit and spice. Finish gained considerable length.
Herbaceous nose, very complex with mulberries, liquorice, leather and spice. Still very youthful to taste with a tough acid-tannin structure and the non-compromising intensity and length so typical of Bressan. Impressive as it is, in our opinion it's too early to drink now, and this '00 seems to need another three-five years to reveal its full harmony.
I'm pouring Bressan's current vintage of Pignol, the 2000 together with my friend Erik. It's brick-red, clear and has a medium intensity.
Clean, the nose brings me a feeling of Christmas with a massive clove and Christmas tree aromas. Additional aromas consists in soothing waves of creamy black berries, dark cherries, mint, licorice, spice and a chalky minerality. There's a distinctive funky huddle to this wine with some hay and dirt, which only adds to Pignol's complex and awesome nose.
Instantaneously the sky-scraping acidity attacks my palate with gigantic freshness. Even though the alcohol is as low as 13% ABV, the wine feels bigger. It's deeply rigorous with a nice soft texture and towering flavor strength. The oak turn somewhat more palpable on the palate, but it is still of a special integrated nature. In a tranquil way the finish seduces me with a drop of spice and semi-dark fruit.
I can't help to consider that the 2000 vintage in overall Europe is slightly underestimated when it comes to skillful winemakers. This wine is still undoubtedly budding, and probably will for no less than 10 more years. Bressan's Pignol distinguishes with its uniqueness, flavor intensity, acidity and overall structure. Magical! http://quaffable.org/?p=509
Complex, beautiful nose showing obvious stem inclusion but in the best, spicy way. The palate shows more fruit with the whole cluster only adding complexity underneath. The structure is strong, especially the powerful acidity picking up the length of the palate. This is an excellent wine that could get better.
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