1990 Le Piane Boca La Meridiana

Nebbiolo Blend

  • Italy
  • Piedmont
  • Northern Piedmont
  • Boca
Drink between 2012 - 2020 (Edit)
CT92.3 12 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 12

  • Tony Ling Likes this wine: 93 points

    December 8, 2020 - Croatina and Nebbiolo. Uncorked 18 hours prior to serving into 薄はり葡萄酒器 (“Fruit” day): Pale ruby with slightly bricking rim.

    Sour red plums and morello cherries. Some faint hints of VA.

    Relatively forward compared to the crazy lineup. Very high toned red fruits on palate.

    93-94 points.

    Candied cherry and apple fruits into the third round.

  • Presidio Wine Bunker wrote: flawed

    February 24, 2017 - I think I'm done buying aged wines. You just can't say where it's been over the years even if it's purchased from a reputable source, in this case Delectable. All I know is this bottle was toast. I'll be sticking to the wines aged in my cellar from now on. Patience is everything I suppose.

  • blanquito wrote: 92 points

    October 13, 2016 - Another mature, attractive wine. Quite dry and a bit austere, this was still so pretty on the nose. Went well with food, a subtle, delicate nebbiolo over all. In a great place.

  • andtheodor wrote: 92 points

    October 13, 2016 - First sniff shows moderate oxidation but freshens right up to show very pretty perfume of rose hip, hibiscus, potpourri. Palate is silky and resolved with predominately a tart raspberry and rhubarb focus. Lovely mature wine.

  • Tim Heaton Likes this wine:

    October 10, 2016 - Mature; in a perfect place now, not likely to get better. The color was still holding quite well, I thought. The nose, while it opened with some VA and a pretty heavy dose of farm matter, cleared by about the 6 hour open mark (this was Audozed for 4 hours, which did little, this really benefited from 90-120 minutes in decanter), and it continued to get better right through the last sip, some 3 hours after it was in decanter. Medium-bodied, correct and very clean on the palate, with lovely aspect of tension and very pure Nebbiolo fruit. Once the some of the off-putting aromas had cleared, the perfumes got better and better with each glass. Showed better than I'd expected and hoped for even if most would have given up in the first hour. Drink over the next several years. 13,5% abv., recommended

    Served non-blind.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1990
  • Type Red
  • Producer Le Piane
  • Varietal Nebbiolo Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard La Meridiana
  • Country Italy
  • Region Piedmont
  • SubRegion Northern Piedmont
  • Appellation Boca

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 10 (33%)
  • Consumed 20 (67%)

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