Wednesday 14 August 2019

2015 & 2016 Langhe Nebbiolo, Paolo Scavino

2015 Langhe Nebbiolo, Paolo Scavino
Two half bottles tasted side by side and it was a fine showing of the individual vintages. The 15 has a open, inviting, warm nose with notes of ripe raspberries, Finnish licorice, root vegetables and a touch of bonfire smoke. Round and fine.
The taste is fine, warm and (almost) ready for drinking, with notes of pipe tobacco, ripe red fruits, earth and licorice. A long finish with a nice warmth. Very, very good. 3+ years.
88p   (tasted 2019/08)

2016 Langhe Nebbiolo, Paolo Scavino
The 16 Langhe Nebbiolo is another creature - deeper, darker and with more black than red fruit. The nose is more structured and energetic. Fine notes of of dark roses, salmiak and dry tobacco.
The taste is more backward with a tighter framework and more delicate tannins. Very long. Lovely ripe fruit. This is really fine. 6+ years. Will stock up on this, 10 Euro for a half bottle.
91p   (tasted 2019/08)

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