Friday, 15 May 2020

Arfion Nebbiolo 2018


Dave Mackintosh is an uber cool dude. To say I was pumped when samples of his wines arrived would be an understatement. I first met "Dave Bro" back in 2013. What immediately stood out to me was his absolute humility and calm disposition. At the time he produced only a few barrels and was happy with his lot and not wanting production to get too big. Fast forward to the present and his popularity surged and then some - good things come to good people I say. 
This Nebbiolo is a beauty! So pretty. So captivating. 

Talk about Nebbiolo in the slot. It's a variety really hitting it's straps in the Yarra Valley of late. The fruit is beautifully weighted as violets and dried red flowers spill from the glass. Dark plums and a thread of meatiness casually stroll about. It's fresh and measured as dark cherries, dried herbs and puffs of earthiness add value before those powdery Nebbiolo tannins hit the landing strip and ride long. An endearing composure keeps me coming back. Drying to finish with a lip smacking moreishness, pour me another large glass please. 

Drink to six years+

94/100

Region: Yarra Valley
RRP: $40
Source: Sample

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