Ah the Nebbiolo grape which is at the heart of the big Italian wine the Barolos! But then you can’t afford to drink a Barolo every night. Well I can’t. So I grabbed this one, I was curious. And when Vic spoke so highly about it (below) … It’s got that varietal almost soft garnet color to it. On the nose wine is kind of mild non-descript. On the mid pallet the wine displays some lovely black fruits backed by some lovely dry tannins and pallet coating notes. It builds very nicely in the mouth with some nice complexity and deep rich black berries living on. This is definitely a wine that lives in the medium length finish. It’s quite food friendly. I would give it a solid 89. Yumm.
From the LCBO web site:
BOCCHINO L’AURELIO NEBBIOLO D’ALBA 2010 VINTAGES 343285 | 750 mL bottle Price $ 20.95
Made in: Piedmont, Italy By: Az. Ag. Bocchino Giuseppe
Release Date: Sep 14, 2013
14.0% Alcohol/Vol. Style: Full-bodied & Firm Sugar Content: 4 g/L Sweetness Descriptor: XD – Extra Dry
Mint, blueberry and new leather aromas on the nose, this dishes up a lovely array of ripe fruit on the palate – tangy, juicy black currant, dark plum compote and dark cherry. It’s rich and complex with a mid-full body and extended finish showcasing briary berry and toasty notes underpinned by a solid tannin structure. Drink 2014 to 2019. If impatient – aerate/decant three hours pouring with smoked, grilled back ribs or a prime cut of grilled beef. Score – 4 Stars (out of 5). (Vic Harradine, winecurrent.com, Dec. 4, 2012)