Olek Bondonio

Olek Bondonio

Starderi Barbaresco Nebbiolo 2014

Right on opening: black tea, sweet wood spice, black & red cherry, cardamom, rose water/ petal.
Palate: black cherry, wood spice, red currents, black tea tannin. Can't wait for this to unfurl!

Air time: red cherry, pot pourri, amaro herbs, marzipan ( doesn’t overshadow ), rose water, black cherry, black tea
Palate: all the above, with the marzipan riding through in background & fine black tea tannin on the close. Excellent. Still plenty of life ahead.
— 4 months ago

Olek Bondonio

Dolcetto d'Alba 2015

Fresh blackberries, blueberry compote, violets, black currants, white pepper, mint, dried thyme, balsamic. Sharp-balanced acid/gripping rough velvet tannin balance, juicy texture, medium-full body, long juicy-smoky-earthy finish. Highly aromatic, persistent complex tannin presence, inky purple goodness. — 6 years ago

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Olek Bondonio

La Berchialla Barbaresco Nebbiolo 2012

Love love love at Tipo 00 in Melbs — 7 years ago

Daniel P., Mathew and 2 others liked this

Azienda Agricola Olekbondonio

Barbera d'Asti 2020

Light bodied and stainless fermented barbera from Olek, who is co-owner of the vineyard labeled by Gaja as Sori Tildin. Fun fresh picnic and pizza wine. — 8 months ago

Ira, Daniel P. and 1 other liked this

Olek Bondonio

VIcenziana Barbaresco Nebbiolo 1999

Dark and earthy, perfect for all the mushroom, celery root, pork and butter at Flour+Water. — 5 years ago

Chris Bensick
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Chris Bensick

Winey and earthy. Great with northern pastas (butter, butter, cheese)!

Olek Bondonio

Rosso Giulietta Pelaverga Piccolo 2015

So fresh. I could drink lots of this. Kinda like a pinot. Layers of red fruit, rose petals, tea, pepper, and some earthiness on the nose. Remarkable length and acid. Happy to have tried this.

Notes: Olek Bondonio. Obscure variety from one of the great crus of Barbaresco. Four rows of Pelaverga planted in the 1980's, in the Roncagliette vineyard.
— 6 years ago

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Olek Bondonio

Langhe Nebbiolo 2016

I thought this was the weakest of the Nebb during the night. Having said that, it was pure and balanced. Just lacking the stuffing of the others around it. Would drink it anyday!

NB: This is a declassified Barbaresco Straderi because Olek was in trouble with cash flow while finishing the construction of the new cellar; he decided to release this gem one year earlier! Long maceration in cement, aged in a large slavonian botte.
— 4 years ago

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Olek Bondonio

La Berchialla Dolcetto d'Alba Dolcetto 2015

Delicious wine, juicy fruit. — 6 years ago

Olek Bondonio

La Berchialla Barbera d'Alba

One serious Barbera — 6 years ago

Giuseppe Rinaldi

Rosae Langhe DOC Ruché 2005

Went for an aperitif to Castello di Vertuno, recommended by Olek, his wife Alessandra is the Chef and found Giuseppe Rinaldi's Rosae 2005 at €15
We were ecstatic!!! Never tasted before Ruche an obscure Pindmontese grape.
— 8 years ago

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That's a fun wine. Curious how it was with 10 years on it; I've only had them fairly young.