Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Albino Rocca Nebbiolo d'Alba

The wines of Piedmont are often compared to Burgundy. Yes, Barolos are often single vineyard wines and the nose is aromatic, but on the palate it is very different, much more tannic. When you look at Barbaresco, the similarities are closer. But they get really close, when young Nebbiolo vines from the Barbaresco area are bottled, as in this 2018 Albino Rocca Nebbiolo.

This is a very aromatic wine, with rose petals and other floral notes on the nose. The red cherry flavours on the palate are pure and delicious, delivering an appealing ‘finish me now’ mouthfeel. This is an elegant wine, but it cannot quite sustain the initial sensations along the palate. The tannins are fine grained, the finish a bit short. In all, this wine delivers great drinkability for such a young Nebbiolo.

Score: 92/+++

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