Sunday, 27 October 2013

Pizzini Nebbiolo 2010

This wine was absolutely humming on the third day I had it open. If anything, it highlighted the future this wine holds in the bottle for the next decade. It was simply divine.

Of all the Pizzini samples received, this was the only one to be sealed under cork. Plummy fruit and dark cherries bounced around beautifully. There was a subtle aniseed character in the mix too. Dried flowers and a little spice came to play also.

When you get powdery tannins, you know you've hit the jackpot, and that's how I felt here. Although a little firm, these will settle with time as you'd expect with good Nebbiolo. A drying long finish delivered a touch of dried herb to chew on.

Ideal for slow roasted meats, I've already got this on my shopping list. A very smart wine.

Who: Pizzini
What: Nebbiolo (13.8% alc)
Where: King Valley
When: 2010
How: $48