Verduno Pelaverga 
 
2011 - Gently spicy on the nose and a little compact with aromas of white pepper, thyme, and a mineral sweetness,  Rather ripe on entry with dusty tannins. In the mouth this is austere and almost severe with a short, peppery, rhone like finish. There’s a lovely core of red currant fruit and hints of strawberry waiting to come out and play, and this has fantastic tension in the mouth on the finish, with air bringing  out a small rose petal, chamomile, and incense notes. Tight today. 89pts
 
2010 - Very pretty on the nose with fragrant aromas of small red berry fruit, raspberry, slightly sweet candied tones, a little balsamic oregano, green peppercorn, then some spice behind a little cherry coke note. Really impressively aromatic today. the mouth is full of bright acids, fresh and nervous, with, small if edgy tannins. This was recently bottled and has a bit of a compressed feel though ti shows nice length and an attractive rusty mineral and spice note accenting the raspberry fruit on the moderately long finish. 89pts
 
2009 - Huge herb stem and peppercorn nose with a touch of ginger and brambly rosebush tones on the nose. In the mouth this is rich and bright with plenty of crisp tannins over wild strawberry fruit with mineral water and woodsy herb tones in the background.  It really shows a nice peppery top note to the red fruit and remains beautifully vibrant through the long finish, which is packed with oily herb tones and wild cherry fruit. 91pts
 
2008 - Aromatics are intense and deep with penetrating, minerally focus that carries over to the palate. Cranberry fruit on the palate is paired with the intense minerality giving this a downright steely quality but it does lack some of the intensity of the 2007. 86pts
 
2007 - 1 week maceration in tini, temperature controlled to retain freshness and aromatics, Malolactic fermentation in Stainless followed by three months in botte. Intensely herbal on the nose at first this slowly segues into layers of mineral, thyme, cherry juice and spice that lean heavily towards white pepper. A lighter weight wine yet with some tough tannins keeping things wrapped a bit tightly, good balance with soft acidity. The flavors build in intensity with notes of spicy wild red berries and light gamey meat notes playing off each other. Notes of mahogany and herb add some interest on the back end and lead to a long, fresh, slightly peppery finish that is cleansing and ends on a brisk note of raspberry fruit. 90pts