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F.lli Monchiero Langhe Nebbiolo 2004

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

2004 Langhe Nebbiolo – not from Barolo vineyards, undergoes at least 10-12 days fermentation but as long as 20-25 days in the best years then aged for 18 months in a combination of Botte and 4 tonneaux, ½ of which are new. Not overly complex on the nose but there are intense prune, watermelon, and raspberry preserve notes against a backdrop of damp forest floor tones. This is very fine weight for Langhe Nebbiolo, just a touch dense but really a mini-Barolo. There are intense dark fruit, earth, tea, and spicy red tones with top notes of menthol and ginseng adding complexity. This is very complete and even offers a hint of building sweetness on the backend. The finish is crisp and bracing with a nice flush of minerality washing away the sweetness leading to a finale with a nice camphor tone. Why I love Nebbiolo. 90pts

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Region: Italy » Piemonte » Langhe

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Editorial Reviews for F.lli Monchiero Langhe Nebbiolo

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
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12/15/2008

2004 Langhe Nebbiolo – not from Barolo vineyards, undergoes at least 10-12 days fermentation but as long as 20-25 days in the best years then aged for 18 months in a combination of Botte and 4 tonneaux, ½ of which are new. Not overly complex on the nose but there are intense prune, watermelon, and raspberry preserve notes against a backdrop of damp forest floor tones. This is very fine weight for Langhe Nebbiolo, just a touch dense but really a mini-Barolo. There are intense dark fruit, earth, tea, and spicy red tones with top notes of menthol and ginseng adding complexity. This is very complete and even offers a hint of building sweetness on the backend. The finish is crisp and bracing with a nice flush of minerality washing away the sweetness leading to a finale with a nice camphor tone. Why I love Nebbiolo. 90pts



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