A first crack at a Nebbiolo from this producer for me. Hopefully, I come to it well prepared. And after tasting it, just now, I can say “Here’s a winemaker who understands Nebbiolo”.
Dark cherry, dried roses and a subtle mint/gum leaf fragrance, brown spices and earth. Full-bodied, yet has finesse, a controlled power, with sheets of rusty tannin and black tea pucker, savoury and full of fruit, an ironstone feel, dry and very long, all that spice and sweet tannin running long on the finish. What a wonderful expression of Nebbiolo. I’ve had nothing to do with this wine, and yet I feel curiously proud that we’re making something this good in Australia. It took me about a minute to form an opinion on it; it’s just so convincing. 95 points. Drink 2020-2030. – Gary Walsh, Wine Front.