The last two Langhe Nebbiolo (for now). Can´t wait to go down to Piedmont this spring and start to taste the released 2015 Baroli!
Some more Nebbiolo´s below, tasted during 2017/2018.
2015 Langhe Nebbiolo, Elio Sandri
This has a dark, broading nose with notes of black cherries, licorice, dark flowers, chrushed rocks and some leather scents. Deep and fine.
The taste is tight and broad shouldered with notes of raspberry licorice, scorched earth, smoke and violets. A very long, concentrated finish with sandy tannins. The one that most resemble the "real" thing. Very fine.
91p (tasted 2018/12)
2015 Langhe Nebbiolo, Borgogno
One could have a preconcevied idea, that from this large producer something bland would be produced. In this case one would be wrong.
The nose is low keyed but fine with notes of ripe lingonberries, dried flowers, rosehips, forest floor and a hint of band aid. Opens up nicely in the glass. Very good.
The taste is dry and fine with notes of ripe lingonberries, red currants, earth, dried mushrooms and herbs. A vere fine acidity. Maybe a tad anonymous but given blind impossible to place anywhere else then in the Langhe heartland.
87p (tasted 2018/12)
Previously tasted 2015 Nebbiolo´s:
2015 Langhe Nebbiolo, Bartolo Mascarello (92p)/(93p)
2015 Langhe Nebbiolo Prinsiòt, Fratelli Alessandria (92p)
2015 Nebbiolo d´Alba Vigna Valmaggiore, Luciano Sandrone (92p)
2015 Nebbiolo d´Alba Vigna Valmaggiore, Marengo (90p)/(92p)
2015 Nebbiolo d´Alba Vigna Santa Rosalie, Brezza (91p)
2015 Langhe Nebbiolo, Luigi Pira (91p)
2015 Langhe Nebbiolo, Burlotto (91p)
2015 Langhe Nebbiolo La Malora, Vite Colte (91p)
2015 Nebbiolo d´Alba Ca Veja, Paitin (90p)
2015 Langhe Nebbiolo Peirass, Silvio Grasso (90p)
2015 Langhe Nebbiolo, Carlo Revello (89p)
2015 Nebbiolo d´Alba, Cerretto (86p)
2015 Langhe Nebbiolo, E. Pira (86p)
2015 Langhe Nebbiolo, Livia Fontana (85p)
2015 Nebbiolo d´Alba 27, Rattalino (84p)