Rosy spices of clove and licorice on the nose, with some cherry. The palate gives emerging tertiary flavors of new leather and cedar, but it's a bit hot on the alcohol and not rounded. Medium plus acid with chalky tannins. I would guess this will prove a bit, but not a ton.
90+ points — 2 months ago
40th at home. Alive, graceful, expressive. — 2 months ago
Dry medium spice expression of a Barbaresco - crowd pleaser — 25 days ago
From Ops, very Ops esque sweet but balanced with acid and fruit — a month ago
Surprisingly closed & in-aromatic. 3 different glasses and only some shy dusty cherry comes across.
Balanced & juicy on the palate, with racy cherry acidity and good depth. Good tannic presence, nice depth,
This is a very nice wine, yet - overall - I expected more — 2 months ago
Quite a complex nose after the initial (strong) reduction blows away - red berry compote, damson plum, some rose hip, a bit of nutmeg, some sweet incense, a bit of tar. But there’s also an incredibly uplifting fresh note - mint, Mandarine peel.
Richness, finesse, sappy freshness.
On the palate this is quite light with finely polished, dusty tannins, fresh red berry acidity and overall great purity. Plus a bit of rusty, bloody minerality in the background and a cranberry infused savoury finish.
Balanced and with good length and incredibly food friendly! A really nice one from Alto Piemonte. — 3 months ago