Alba, Cuneo

Luciano Sandrone

Dolcetto d'Alba 2015

Almost 4 years since my last btl and this is just singing. On the nose: brambly blackberry and dark cherry, smoked herbs. On the palate: fantastic, juicy acidity, lovely density, more savory herbs and blackberry and black cherry. Tannin completely attenuated on the juicy finish. — 7 days ago

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7 Cascine

Dolcetto d'Alba 2007

Fre
9.0

2007 Dolcetto d'Alba consumed in 2022. Balance and excellent. Sung well with charcoal grilled lamb entrecôte in the garden. Must say it was excellent. Far exceeded my expectations, but storage has been in optimal conditions. — 5 days ago

Azienda Agricola Brovia

Ciaböt del Fi Barbera d'Alba 2019

Full mouthful— barbera grape, with mineral later!! — 12 days ago

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Domenico Clerico

Percristina Barolo Nebbiolo 2007

Notes of vanilla oak, chocolate, ripe cherry and roses. Same on the medium weight palate palate with those grainy persistent tannins. Oak on Barolo doesn’t seem right but it is nice, hint of menthol. Reminiscent of fruit and nut milk chocolate - a personal favourite. Some astringency to finish off. One of the 1001 wines - bought this in Alba, Piedmont about 8 years ago. Clerico believes that prudent use of new oak can round out Barolo’s harsh edges and enhance the flavour profile. After a few hours in the decanter the tannins became typically Barolo - powdery fine and persistent. Galloni said that Percristina is the only Barolo still made with 100% new oak and is now taking a direction that increasingly stands apart from the other Baroli here. — 12 days ago

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Severn Goodwin

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Great wine, still holding some 99's.
Bob McDonald

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Just looked up your 1999. Time is on your side with the Drinking Window I read being 2010 to 2025.
Severn Goodwin

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Thanks. For a guy with too much wine, long drinking windows are my friend.

Cantina Bartolo Mascarello

Barbera d'Alba 2019

Absolutely wonderful and unique wine. Great fruit taste, cherry with a little tartness. Medium body with complexity and balance. If you can find this, BUY IT!! — 6 days ago

Eddie, Joel and 3 others liked this

Bruno Giacosa

Dolcetto d'Alba 2018

Wowzers, eating spaghetti, will never forghetti this wine. — 4 days ago

Daniel, Peter and 5 others liked this
Peter van den Besselaar

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Nice Jenny, if wine and food etch itself in your memory

Bruno Rocca

Vigna Trifolé Dolcetto d'Alba

Very concentrated, old vine (50+) dolcetto seeped in ripe black berries and cherries. Layered earth components of ash and tar are backed up by a good dose of tannin. — 4 days ago

Eugenio Bocchino

Tom Barbera d'Alba 2019

Let this breathe for a bit, so it loses the baby fat and shows it’s true shine.
Pure essence of black sweet cherries, a whiff of roses, with some black pepper and a dark rocky, mineral undertone. So fresh & enticing. There’s even a hint of burnt orange peel. Airy, spacious, fresh!
On the palate this shows bright cherry acidity, with a hint of blueberry, the rocky minerality underlining it all. Nice tannic frame - light yet with crunch. The alc (14%) sticks a bit out towards the finish but aber all this is a really lovely Barbera, esp. slightly chilled!
Just let it breath as upon opening it’s a quite different (and less interesting) wine.
— 21 hours ago

Ferdinando Principiano

Dosset Dolcetto d'Alba

Part of Italian wine tasting night. I don’t have much experience drinking Dosset but this one makes me want to drink more. Low ABV natural goodness. Wild notes of strawberry shisha in the best way. — 6 days ago

Ginny Lewinski
with Ginny

Bruno Giacosa

Falletto Barbera d'Alba 2019

Cathy Corison
9.1

Tart. Raspberry jam without the sugar. Gentle tannins and nice, slight bitterness. — 19 days ago

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