Gregory Dal Piaz

Location: New York, NY

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2. Cavallotto Nebbiolo Langhe (2010)

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80% young vine Bricco Boschis, the rest comes from vineyards that are outside bricco boschis, since they don't make a base Barolo it all goes in here. Traditionally made with 18 months of aging, in more simple vintages maybe 15 Nice nose, a bit earthy yet powerful with sandalwood and macerated floral notes accenting rather plummy and raspberry scented fruit with an attractive a hint of tar. In the mouth this is both soft and at the same time a fairly rich with great acidity and nice soft tannins supporting with dark fruit that shows a tarry edge and a hint of medicinal florals, maybe a touch of chamomile. There’s also a spicy minty aspect to the wine that I often find in Cavallotto’s wines. The finish is long and shows the slightly chewy, muscular nature of this vintage. Classic Nebbiolo. 92pts
 
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  • 208625xotravel I would add to your list 2010 Sobrero Langhe Nebbiolo. Graceful blend of earth, minerals, tea, cherry fruit & hint of pepper. Could pass as poor man's Barolo. The 2005 is even better.



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