Saturday 5 November 2022

A Couple Of Days In Piedmont - Visit To Bruna Grimaldi

Bruna Grimaldi
A very nice visit with Martina as a charming guide. A family estate since 1957 consisting of 15 ha, producing around 80.000 bottles per year.

2021 Arneis
A fresh, open nose with notes of ripening peach, gravel and white pepper. Very good.
The taste is cool and fine with a good acidity, peach and lemon fruit and also with a white pepper touch.
87p   (tasted 2022/09)

2021 Dolcetto d´Alba San Martino
A typical blueberry laden nose with additional notes of iron, violet and fresh herbs. Very, very good.
The taste is medium bodied and nicely structured with notes of blueberries, blood and ink. 4+ years.
89p   (tasted 2022/09)

2020 Barbera d´Alba Superiore Scassa
A large scaled nose with fine notes of ripe raspberries, Finnish licorice, plums and asphalt.
The taste is big and bold with dense fruit, a very fine acidity and a long, long finish. Very fine.
91p   (tasted 2022/09)

2021 Langhe Nebbiolo
Tasted from cask. A fine, outgoing nose with notes of strawberries, rosehips, dry licorice and violets. Very, very good.
The taste is young and fresh with notes of rosehips, dried cherries, forest floor and a hint of tobacco. Promising. 4+ years.
90p   (tasted 2022/09)

2018 Barolo Camilla
A classic, refined nose with notes of strawberries, roses, earth and paint. Very pure and fine.
The taste is tight and elegant with notes of red cherries, dry licorice, roses and rosehips. A lovely classic Barolo for the coming 8+ years.
91p   (tasted 2022/09)

2018 Barolo Bricco Ambrogio
A deep, elegant nose with notes of raspberries, licorice, tobacco and dark flowers. Very fine.
The taste is luscious and velvety with notes of cherries, damp earth, licorice and tobacco. Long, fine and generous. 6+ years.
92p   (tasted 2022/09)

2018 Barolo Badarina
From two different plots in the Badarina vineayard, 420 meter above sealevel. The nose is very handsome with lovely notes of sweet/sour cherries, tobacco, sweet minerals and shoe polish. Lots of energy here.
The taste is pure and intense with notes of hard cherry candy, tobacco, earth, rosehips and minerals. Very fine. 6+ years.
94p   (tasted 2022/09)

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