From a hot year, though not to the extent of 2003. It’s quite forward and has more fruit sweetness. The structure is also less foreboding. Sure it’s not a great Nebbiolo but it does more than scratch an itch and you don’t have to wait ten or twenty years to drink it. Imported by Fourth Wave Wine.
Not much in the way of oak static. A bit of agricultural reduction which blows off quickly. Ripe red cherries and brambly fruits. A suggestion of boiled lolly character. Bitumen, leather and aniseed. The tannin isn’t of the highest grade but it’s still satisfying. Not a long term option but enjoyable with a decant right now. 90
Tasted: January 2014