Wednesday 28 October 2020

2013, 2015, 2017 Dolcetto d´Alba, Sandrone

2013 Dolcetto d´Alba, Sandrone
A delicate, seedy nose with notes of cranberries, violets, fir wood and dried raspberries. A low keyed peppery note. Very, very good.
The taste is tight and dry with notes of a dried up blueberry pie, bakelite and iron. A fine dryness to the finish. Highly likeable in a dry, taut style.
89p   (tasted 2020/10)

2015 Dolcetto d´Alba, Sandrone
The nose is a tad subdued with notes of dry blueberries, violet pastilles and bonfire smoke. Some warmth. Very good but a tad locked up.
The taste is warm and seedy with notes of dried blueberries, warm sand and salted licorice. Big bodied. Warm. Very good but a tad marked by warmth.
87p   (tasted 2020/10)

2017 Dolcetto d´Alba, Sandrone
A young, spicy, upfront nose with notes of ripe blueberries, violet licorice, smoke and incense. Energetic and fine.
The taste is fresh and tight with notes of damsons, ripe blueberries, iron and ink. Perky tannins and a fine acidity. Very, very good. Same impression as when tasted at the estate in November 2018.
91p   (tasted 2020/10)

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