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Cappellano Nebbiolo Barolo 1958

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

A touch funky on the nose with a bit of body odor, stink wrapped up in an earthy, dried herbal, chalky earth toned nose. The aromas are rich and powerful, supported by a fair amount of VA, but not entirely agreeable. Dry tannins are balanced by a bit of oxidized sweetness up front. In fact, this has powerful drying tannins that are very finely textured. On entry here is a little sweet bay leaf on the palate with a nice sweet, dark berry fruit on the back end, then a very fine elegant finish, medicinal and spicy. This really makes up for the defects of the nose on the palate, which is powerful and earthy with lovely freshness and detail. This becomes better with air, an excellent wine.

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Editorial Reviews for Cappellano Nebbiolo Barolo

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,749
0.00 5
01/16/2013

A touch funky on the nose with a bit of body odor, stink wrapped up in an earthy, dried herbal, chalky earth toned nose. The aromas are rich and powerful, supported by a fair amount of VA, but not entirely agreeable. Dry tannins are balanced by a bit of oxidized sweetness up front. In fact, this has powerful drying tannins that are very finely textured. On entry here is a little sweet bay leaf on the palate with a nice sweet, dark berry fruit on the back end, then a very fine elegant finish, medicinal and spicy. This really makes up for the defects of the nose on the palate, which is powerful and earthy with lovely freshness and detail. This becomes better with air, an excellent wine.


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,749
4.00 5
09/22/2008

A much darker wine, somewahat cloudy since the faux antique gattinara bottle made decanting a challenge. This offers up deep aromatics, tarry and filled with strawberry jam, tight at first with emerging notes of menthol, smoke, and mineral. A decidely richer palate impression with a dark, muscular chacter that offers up a deep, chewy core of burnt orange tinged fruit. This is such a treat and a testament to the vintage. My wine #3 of the night.



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