Tasting Notes for Nebbioholic

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Red
10/18/2020 - Nebbioholic wrote:
92 points
Delicious entry level Montforte Nebbiolo, just the right amount of tannin balanced by fruit and funk, this wine is alive and a joy with food, needs some air, beats many a langhe Nebbiolo at this level, it is honest wine and honestly brilliant.
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White
8/5/2020 - Nebbioholic wrote:
92 points
Boutique production single vineyard Soave from the 2 ha “La Broia” vineyard that sits adjacent to the family home and winery. Naturally fermented in small cement vats where it’s aged along with some slavonian botti.
Expressive exotic nose of peaches, grapefruit zest, plus citrus and minerals the lush palate leaning to white burgundy with silk, mineral grip and refreshing acidity. This is grown outside of the ‘Classico’ region so don’t be expecting a classic Soave style, this is a wine with its own character. Perfectly capable of ageing I’ve tried it at 8 years old and it was delight.
Red
8/5/2020 - Nebbioholic wrote:
flawed
Very prone to oxidation- 2 x btls of a case opened side by side, both identical, both oxidised, stored since release in a temperature and humidity controlled cellar, a year ago it was looking great but has seemingly dropped off a cliff, avoid
Red
Cherries, floral notes, mineral. Masses of tannin and beautiful acidity. Brilliant Gattinara, would love to see it again in 10 years.
Red
2/21/2019 - Nebbioholic wrote:
Dusty, lacking focus, a little clumsy, alcohol a bit showy, some charm though not memorable
Red
10/31/2018 - Nebbioholic wrote:
This was a beautiful Barolo, not a heavy weight but poised & elegant, drinking now but will keep. More in the Red fruits like cherry and strawberry camp rather than tar and earth, tannin structure to last but it is sooooo good now. I love their Langhe and this is follows the same elegant path.
Red
1/1/2019 - Nebbioholic wrote:
New Year’s Day btl. Decanted for around an hour, big rich velevety ripe tannins, floral and lush almost exotic feel for Nebbiolo, a total delight, even more so as I wasn’t expecting much from this relatively modest producer but they totally do the terrier of Cannubi justice. A relative bargain at round £25 for this fabled site (most other examples of this cru are double that right?). Very impressed with this btl.
Red
1/17/2019 - Nebbioholic wrote:
Like a tightly coiled spring, loads in here just bursting to get out if you can be patient enough, right now loads of mouth coating tannin with bags of minerals and a savoury earthy edge with all the Nebbiolo hallmarks, really great bottle, yes too early but still a joy if you don’t mind a bit tannin. Worthy of the hype.
Red
4/7/2019 - Nebbioholic wrote:
From Magnum. Chewy like a lot of 12’s, quite dense, feels bigger than usual on this label (no reserves this year) still needs to knit together but it is all there, lovely minerals, florals notes, mouth coating tannins, real value For this region. Better on day 2.
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White
2017 Envinate Benje Blanco Ycoden Daute Isora Listan Blanco, Palomino Fino (view label images)
Sooooo much hype around these guys, this had a lovely texture, quite luscious and silky with a savoury edge but the nose and palate were a little muted in terms of fruit, it didn’t really have the mineral lick expected of volcanic terroir and was a bit reductive at first that never really quite vacated, kind of like that annoying customer that doesn’t seem to want to leave even when your putting the chairs up on the table. When the sommelier says the wines are in such demand he can only get 12 btls a year on allocation and it is not the most exciting wine you’ve had in a while something is a-miss, emperor’s new clothes anyone? Good wine don’t get me wrong, I just wouldn’t be at the front of the queue clamering for allocations
Red
4/7/2019 - Nebbioholic wrote:
Not blown away, A bit meh. I really wanted it to be brilliant, but it was a bit clunky, well made but noting thrilling here, middle of the road, didn’t have the mineral highlights of say Roagna or the floral notes of someone like Burlotto, and is pretty much in the same ball park price wise. From memory these guys are using roto-fermenters? Perhaps I just prefer the longer traditional fermentation style, perhaps it was the fact the glassware wasn’t the best for Nebb, perhaps it’s the slight cold I’ve got, perhaps perhaps perhaps... Decanted for an hour before drinking.
Red
3/26/2018 - Nebbioholic wrote:
92 points
This is delicious. At the level of others entry Barolo, needs decanting but is elegant lifted and a joy to drink with some quite dense mid palate fruit (for a Nebb) that is richer and softer at hour 3. Will keep and improve
Red
3/26/2018 - Nebbioholic Likes this wine:
91 points
Freisa is a new one for me. Proudly showing its family ties to Nebbiolo this is is massively tannic with big acidity and earthy mushroom cherry aromas, it is a beast of a wine but after a long decant it shows its more delicate side and stunning with slow roast lamb. This probably has years ahead of it such is the structure but can also be lovely now.
Red
3/26/2018 - Nebbioholic Likes this wine:
92 points
Very shy at first, needed 2-3 hr decant to start showing. Agree with others that this is Burgundian frame and style which is to say it is the way I think Nebbiolo should be, I didn’t find any alcohol showing, this is getting toward its place but is still very much on the road. A lot of potential here, really much more serious than most people’s entry Barolo. Pretty, lifted, elegant.
Red
3/9/2018 - Nebbioholic wrote:
84 points
There is so much hype surrounding Sylvain Pataille, not least the recent Noble Rot feature proclaiming S.P to be a rising star. I was expecting something decent, or if to believe the talk perhaps something excellent. Sadly 2 identical bottles were shy on the nose with a very hard/dry palate with a bitter finish, light body. Void of the silky, sweet scented, lifted fruit or pretty elements that a half decent Burgundy should offer. Sadly; stalky, green, bordering on unpleasant. Diam closure and no cork taint. Perhaps 2014 was not the right year for this cuvée though I believe an excellent producer can produce perhaps not memorable but at least enjoyable btls in a difficult vintage.
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Red
3/8/2018 - Nebbioholic Likes this wine:
90 points
Having tried a number of bottles over the last 2 years I’d say this is only now starting to hit its stride. The tannins are relaxing and it is showing lovely lifted floral notes with minerals and balanced acidity. A pretty, honest, traditional style, not the extracted dark modern style of Nebbiolo, the pale delicate end of the spectrum, the way I like my Barolo, delicate without oak or alcohol getting in the way, unpretentious and delicious. Now to 2023?
Red
2000 Penfolds Grange South Australia Shiraz Blend, Syrah (view label images)
7/23/2017 - Nebbioholic wrote:
92 points
First Grange. Considering the rep I was surprised to be indifferent about it. Massive coating mouthfeel and layered but it felt a bit contrived, not alive, perhaps not the best vintage to discover Grange but it was definitely a correct bottle.
Red
2007 Château d'Aiguilhe Querre Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
4/2/2013 - Nebbioholic wrote:
88 points
An interesting wine. I reserved judgement till the end of the case to check if all btls were consistnet in style as I have never had a Bdx like it, this was more Marlborough Pinot than claret. Cherry coke hints on the nose, soft and round on the palate, enjoyable though, just a-typical. 2007 vintage, a difficult year and it tastes as though a lot of work was done in the winery to manipulate the raw material. Good as a wine, just not my idea of Bdx.
Red
10/2/2013 - Nebbioholic Likes this wine:
91 points
Tasted at Chotte-Matte from Carafe. Young in appearance considering it's age. The fruit is in a that special place between Primary and Secondary - strawberries, plums, blackberries mix with leather earth and herbal spicy notes. The palate is silky and harmonious, another great wine from Tandem punching above it's weight.
Rosé
6/11/2013 - Nebbioholic Likes this wine:
89 points
From Magnum. After the disappointment of the first mag this was showing far better. Delicate minerals and red fruits on the nose with a wonderful texture on the palate, it felt very Burgundian, mouth filling yet elegant. The alcohol was in check here and not over bearing as before. I think perhaps the first btl was suffering from btl shock as I had drunk it on the day of delivery. I think this still has a couple of years ahead so will leave my other 3 for next summer. This is very subtle in terms of character so not for lovers of fruit fwd styles.
Red
6/11/2013 - Nebbioholic Likes this wine:
94 points
Appearance very dark crimson, almost opaque. Layered and complex, minerals, earth, leather, heather, herbs, cassis, leafy notes all showed themselves over the 3 x hrs drinking time. The palate was full and rich with chalky tannins though beautifully balanced with alcohol totally in check. Very cool with refreshing acidity, so drinkable. Mencia's similarities to Cabernet Franc shinning through here, really was showing superbly tonight.
Red
6/9/2013 - Nebbioholic Likes this wine:
91 points
Brick red and showing signs of maturity (expected on btl of this age of course). Straight from the btl this was showing reductive notes of rubber and a touch sulphur. Decanted this immediately dissipated to reveal layers of violet, strawberry, pepper and hint of funky N.Rhone notes. This is just starting to hint toward early signs of oxidation so on the downward slope though tonight it was a fine btl, a lovely experience of tasting mature Hermitage. (I am slightly apprehensive about my remaining 2 x btls though!)
Red
5/28/2013 - Nebbioholic wrote:
89 points
Third bottle - big btl variation here - this was somewhere between the first 2 in terms of enjoyment. It didn't reach the heights of the best btl but was enjoyable, a little leaner on the pallet, less complex, but all in all could have been a generic CdR, a disappointment to be honest.
Red
3/28/2013 - Nebbioholic wrote:
This second btl was not showing nearly as well as the first, very closed and tight, no volume and very little fruit, I believe the cork has had its way with this one. Not rated.
Red
2007 Domaine Treloar Motus Côtes du Roussillon Mourvèdre Blend, Mourvèdre (view label images)
1/20/2013 - Nebbioholic Likes this wine:
92 points
5th btl from a case of 12. Previous bottles were pnp, I now know that without a decent decant that these btls were wasted: at the time I thought they were disappointing due to being closed. I decanted this btl for 2 hrs and it was excellent. Herbal with black fruits and smoky bacon hints, very S.Rhone but with an almost Claret-like elegance, like a good book I couldn't put it down! Agree with previous comments re being 'correct' in the sense that it is polished, not funky or particularly 'wild' though at the same time it's definitely not commercial. This is superb now with a decant and easily has 3-4 yrs ahead of it.
Red
12/11/2012 - Nebbioholic Likes this wine:
92 points
A slightly awkward ripe note of almost mango/passion fruit gives way after decanting to reveal a more serious and balanced cassis/plum/cedar that made this really interesting, think left bank in a ripe year. Lovely weight and structure, drinking so well now but will hold for years yet, perhaps just hitting it's stride? It's still all primary, would like to see how this looks as it moves into the secondary stage.
Red
1999 Château Barde-Haut St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
10/29/2011 - Nebbioholic Likes this wine:
91 points
Lots bright fruit despite age - dark berries and plums. silky, mid weight, oak has faded and is integrated nicely, lovely length and drinkability, a total bargain at around £12! would love to have another few btls and watch it's progression, this has a few years ahead of it
Red
10/31/2012 - Nebbioholic Likes this wine:
92 points
Not showing all the cornas hallmarks, but did have some lovely secondary funk, farmyard/mineral notes, a hint of spice. Silky and rich on the palate, tannins have totally melded to the wine and everything is in harmony. From the last few btls i would say this is at or perhaps just a little past it's best. Drink up.
Red
11/8/2012 - Nebbioholic Likes this wine:
94 points
Very dark in the glass, complex nose of tar, herbs and minerals and blackcurrant notes. very elegant with lovely acidity, alcohol in check, incredible structure, tannins are big but fully ripe giving a mouth coating velvet wine on the palate. delicious, seriously drinkable, will keep for years yet.
Rosé
7/20/2012 - Nebbioholic wrote:
85 points
From Magnum. Judgement reserved as could have been a bit young considering the suggested dates, however, this was disappointing considering the hype (perhaps i expected too much?), lovely texture and body with great acidity. the good points stop there though, i found it too subtle, despite decanting and swirling in a Burgundy glass this failed to give anything of note. The alcohol (a huge 14%) was prominent and it actually managed to feel hot(!) Became hard to finish (between 4) so wasn't exactly signing on this occasion - fingers crossed for the other 5 in the cellar..
Red
12/10/2012 - Nebbioholic Likes this wine:
94 points
Deep scarlet core - still young looking at 8 yrs old! I have had this wine on a number of occasions over the last 4 x years and it is only now starting to hit it's stride. requires serious decanting, at first shy, with time it opens up to layer upon layer of fruit/mineral/earth - cassis, leather, cigar box, cedar, tobacco, herbs, graphite/wet rocks.. full bodied but very fresh and well balanced, alcohol totally integrated. A comparative bargain, this has a long life ahead and should continue to improve, now to 2020
Red
12/7/2012 - Nebbioholic Likes this wine:
90 points
Graphite/mineral nose, the fruit is hiding at first, very tannic, needs decanting. Black fruit and earthy notes creep in after half an hour or so and tannins soften out. Medium weight, lacks a little flesh but is harmonious with delicious balancing acidity. Terrific value, very refreshing, food is a must. Although this has tannins for the long haul they will outlast the (shy) fruit. Drinking now to 2014.
Red
11/29/2012 - Nebbioholic Likes this wine:
92 points
Elegant, balanced and very pure. Spice (almost cinnamon/vanilla/clove) with pepper and cassis from the Syrah beautifully inter-woven with leather, herbs, wet earth and mushrooms of the Xinomavro which brings a beguiling wild element. Tannins still present but not over powering - would love to try this in 3 years. Lush and rich with alcohol (14%) in check. delicious and the quality makes this a bargain at the price.
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