Thursday 6 October 2016

1979 Barbaresco, Domenico Rivetti

1979 Barbaresco, Domenico Rivetti
After some looong days at work, why not open a bottle of aged Nebbiolo? This needed a half hour in a decanter before it got things together, and then it revealed a shy, mature nose with notes of dried strawberries, road dust, rosehips and old wood. A bit hollow in the middle. But nice in a low keyed, aged way. Holds well in the glass.
The taste is dry and mature with notes of lingonberries, old leather, undergrowth and some dry tobacco. Holding in there but this has gone a bit to far on its journey to death. With food it showed better, as always with these old bottles.
78p   (tasted 2016/10)

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