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Figli Luigi Oddero Rombone Barberesco 2014

The Rombone vineyard is within the Treiso subregion of Barbaresco in Piemonte. Here’s a link to a map that goes into exquisite detail. Treiso is a cooler subregion of Barbaresco with an average altitude of around 350 metres according to the producer, and together with Pajoré, Rombone is of one of its best vineyards. 2014…Continue readingFigli Luigi Oddero Rombone Barberesco 2014

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Rizzi Barbaresco Pajorè 2013

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Eight nebbiolos

Here is a belated set of notes in relation to an excellent Barolo and Barbaresco tasting in May. My observations were, in no particular order: (i) the average quality of the wines was very high, (ii) the best wines had the firmest acidity and they were actually from both Barolo and Barbaresco (I had expected…Continue readingEight nebbiolos

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La Ca Nova Barbaresco 2014

This is a very good Barbaresco from La Ca Nova.  The 2014 vintage has rose and floral aromatics.  The palate has great length, towards a full body and fresh acidity.  I could drink this all day.  With a price in the $60s, it’s great value too for the appellation.  (Alc: 14%, Region: Barbaresco, Piemonte, Italy,…Continue readingLa Ca Nova Barbaresco 2014

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Massolino Serralunga d’Alba Barolo 2012

This is a very good Barolo from Massolino in the Barolo subregion of Serralunga d’Alba.  There’s a bit more about Massolino in this interesting article from Stephen Brook in Decanter on some of the top Barolo and Barbaresco producers (see the link here). The 2012 vintage has aromatics of herbs, roses and bright cherry.  The…Continue readingMassolino Serralunga d’Alba Barolo 2012

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A trio of nebbiolos; Luigi Baudana Barolo 2010, Traversa Starderi Barbaresco 2010 and Luke Lambert Nebbiolo 2010

I suspect I am late to the party, but I have been very impressed by some recent nebbiolos.  First came an excellent tasting a couple of months ago (my notes are here) and then, more recently,  I presented three nebbiolos blind to get an objective view and was really pleased with them.  The first wine…Continue readingA trio of nebbiolos; Luigi Baudana Barolo 2010, Traversa Starderi Barbaresco 2010 and Luke Lambert Nebbiolo 2010

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Topper’s Mountain Wild Ferment Nebbiolo 2013

I attended a Barolo and Barbaresco tasting a week or so ago, and it’s fair to say the average quality was remarkably high.  A sort of nebbiolo “oh I get it” moment.  This is an Australian version of nebbiolo from Topper’s Mountain in New England.  It’s a lighter expression of nebbiolo with some attractive characters.…Continue readingTopper’s Mountain Wild Ferment Nebbiolo 2013

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Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Asili 2001

This is an impressive Barbaresco from Produttori del Barbaresco.  Fashioned from the nebbiolo grape in Piemonte in north western Italy, the wine is sourced from Asili, one of the best vineyards in the Barbaresco subregion.  In its drinking prime, the 2001 tasted here has classic nebbiolo aromatics of tar and roses.  The palate has fine…Continue readingProduttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Asili 2001

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Traversa Starderi Barbaresco 2010

I tasted this nebbiolo from Traversa blind among what I must say was an excellent tasting of Barolo, Barbaresco and Brunello wines.  It’s a delicious wine that merits your attention.  Its aromatics are typical in style, reminding of tar, herbs, violets and rosemary.  The palate is fleshy with long length and flavours with characters of…Continue readingTraversa Starderi Barbaresco 2010