Red

2008 Travaglini Gattinara Riserva

Nebbiolo

  • Italy
  • Piedmont
  • Northern Piedmont
  • Gattinara

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Community Tasting Note

  • Derek Darth Taster Likes this wine: 94 points

    July 14, 2020 - Bottle over lunch at Valentino. Chef said the 2008 of this is more accessible than the 2007. Good recommendation! Poured into decanter and drank over 1.5 hours.
    Appearance is clear, deep intensity, ruby colour. Legs.
    Nose is clean, pronounced intensity (didn't even need to stick nose into glass to get the perfume on this), with aromas of initial mushrooms (that strangely decreased with more air), earth, dark florals, dark red cherries, black cherries, stony minerality with more air. Developing.
    On the palate, dry, high acidity, medium alcohol (13.5%), cottony high tannins getting increasingly soft elegant with more air, full body. Medium+ flavour intensity, with flavours of mushrooms (integrating in and almost disappearing with more air), savoury earth, dark red cherries, black cherries, integrated oak. With more air, this wine just seemed to get fresher and more elegant, taking on more aspects of stony minerality, classic sour red cherries, gentle spice. Long savoury finish.
    Very good quality. 2 persons easily finished the bottle and we even sort of fought for the last few drops. Really love it how these aged Nebbiolos actually change and are able to actually get fresher with more air.

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1 Comment

  • berko commented:

    7/14/20, 7:50 AM - That’s a hell of a note. Thank you.

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