Here’s a ripe expression of Nebbiolo from the dry and hot 2007 vintage. You’ll recognize tones of cherry, raspberry and blackberry backed by loads of spice and leather. There’s a tart feeling in the mouth and the tannins are firm and tight.
There’s a tiny touch of raw apple or apple skin that gives this Barbaresco a bright, vertical, aromatic lift. That tiny volatility doesn’t distract from the overall picture and base aromas of spice, cola and red fruit still manage to shine through just fine.
Boasts intricately complex aromatics, combining leather, balsamic notes, mushrooms, citrus peel and dried cherries. Plump in the mouth, but loses a bit of steam, finishing shorter than expected and lacking acidic verve.