Friday, 16 February 2018

Ballandean Estate Messing About Nebbiolo 2016


Nebbiolo turned on its head and made to drink sooner rather than later. I see what Dylan Rhymer is out to achieve - a wine in a good place.

The aromas give plenty to think about. Dried red flowers, aniseed, twigs and undergrowth, tar plus some peppercorns for good measure. Quite tight through the mouth, jerky and steak emerge to be seen. Another layer is peeled back with time in the glass to reveal sour cherries. The fruit thins out a little too quickly yet powdery like tannins clutch for attention hanging on for a long finish.

Drink now to eight years.

90/100

Region: Granite Belt
RRP: $35
Source: Sample
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