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Cappellano Nebbiolo Barolo 1980

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Choco necco wafer greets the nose along with dusty, mineral, earthy aromas. There is a lovely herbal base here that recalls fennel but the fruit is definitely roasted and stewy. Bright and juicy on entry with an array of earthy, tarry and licorice scents in the mouth. A lovely porcini note on the palate, yet lots of tannins on the finish, albeit ripe, this seems to be something you should be drinking sooner rather than later. This lacks the detail of the 1979 but attractive with spicy and mineral accents on the finish.

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Editorial Reviews for Cappellano Nebbiolo Barolo

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065220,916
0.00 5
01/16/2013

Choco necco wafer greets the nose along with dusty, mineral, earthy aromas. There is a lovely herbal base here that recalls fennel but the fruit is definitely roasted and stewy. Bright and juicy on entry with an array of earthy, tarry and licorice scents in the mouth. A lovely porcini note on the palate, yet lots of tannins on the finish, albeit ripe, this seems to be something you should be drinking sooner rather than later. This lacks the detail of the 1979 but attractive with spicy and mineral accents on the finish.


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065220,916
0.00 5
02/18/2014

Tightly and leathery on the nose and full of black spice, mineral earth and black fruit that made me think immediately of Serralunga. Air brings out hints of dried fruit, fennel, parchment and chinato herbs. Such power on the palate, this is dense and chewy filled with black berry and black cherry fruit that is rustic but powerful. This has great snap on the palate and fine detail to the flavors with a subtly bitter and medicinal character emerging on the long finish. A brilliant wine that might improve, but the tannins will probably outlive the fruit.




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