Just six days before heading down to Piedmont. I needed some Nebbiolo to get the juices flowing and I opened these two.
1985 Barbaresco, Punset
Needed a couple of hours to blossom but then it delievered lovely notes of dried strawberries, shoe polish, spices, root vegetables and a hint of mint. Refined and lively. Very, very good.
The taste is mature, dense and round with notes of rosehips, dried flowers, cranberries and mushrooms. A long, dry, fine finish. A very fine structure. Perfectly mature.
Also the birth year of one of the best albums ever.
92p (tasted 2020/01)
2000 Barbaresco, Punset
Still young on the nose with notes of red cherries, chrushed rocks, leather and iron. Needs time. Some warmth at the back. Deep and fine.
The taste is tight and seedy with notes of red cherries, dry licorice, iron and ink. Some perky tannins at the end. Needs more time in the bottle.
The Metal God released Resurrection in this year with this epic song.
88p (tasted 2020/01)