Monday 11 June 2012

Metal & Nebbiolo

Back from four days at Sweden Rock Festival - the biggest  and best Metal Festival in Sweden. And I´m tired...:-)
Wine wise it has been a slow festival, mostly beer - Belgian Trappiste´s, American Ale´s and English Bitters.

There was - as usual - many great concerts. Just to name a few:
* Sabaton - they started the festival off with the Swedish National Anthem on the 6th of June -

* Saint Vitus - the old doom veterans really performed! -

* Dimmu Borgir - our Norwegian brothers performed one of Metals top ten songs ever - thanks! -

* Dark Funeral - more fun than great, but there was something special seeing them in the dark Swedish night... -

* Skyforger - a new great experience from Lithuania! - - wait until 1,02...:-)

* Tygers of Pan Tang - the old 80´s classic are great to hear live -

* Fish - the former singer of Marillion did a fine show, although too few Marillion songs I thought... -

* King Diamond - and the best for last!

But I managed to drink this Nebbiolo at a restaurant late one night when there wasn´t that much too see at the festival area.

2009 Langhe Nebbiolo, La Spinetta
A big, tight, outgoing nose with notes of sweet blueberries, licorice, new leather, coffe and lots of sweet rosehips. After a while a nive note of dried flowers mixed with a vanilla pod emerges. Big and brawny, but rather good.
The taste is also young and big with sweet red and black currants, rosehips, blueberries and dark chocolate. A long, dry finish with a touch of dry oak tannins. A bit ungainly but I figure it will calm down with 2-3 years in the cellar. Good.
86p   (tasted 2012/06)

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