Category Archives: Nebbiolo

2012 S.C.P Adelaide Hills Nebbiolo

The initials, as you may already have guessed, are Stephen Pannell’s. Thought this may be a Vintage Cellars exclusive but thankfully it isn’t. Drink now Nebbiolo. Abundant red roses. Cherry, cola and black fruits. Suggestions of leather and earth. Medium-bodied … Continue reading

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2013 Out of Step Malakoff Estate Vineyard Pyrenees Nebbiolo

While I would have ideally tasted this alongside Dave Fletcher’s Nebbiolo from the same vineyard, curiosity got the better of me and I was only in possession of one of the wines. Anyway, Dave Chatfield and Nathan Reeves impress with … Continue reading

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2013 Jilly Nebbiolo

Grapes are sourced from the Topper’s Mountain vineyard sitting 900 metres above sea level in the New England region and carefully tended by vigneron Mark Kirkby. Jared Dixon makes the Jilly wines. An extra 700 bottles made for the second … Continue reading

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2009 S.C. Pannell Adelaide Hills Nebbiolo

Stephen Pannell’s high regard for tannin must make Nebbiolo a rewarding variety to work with. Plenty of ripeness and density here but an earthen and savoury dimension lies buried at its core. Dark, sweet brambly fruit over cherries and tar … Continue reading

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2013 Ravensworth Hilltops Nebbiolo

Winemaker Bryan Martin’s first shot at a Nebbiolo. I find it a little on the ripe side and the structure could do with some work but it scratches the itch at a fair price point. Hay bales, raspberries and macerated … Continue reading

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2010 Prunotto Occhetti Nebbiolo d’Alba

Such a huge difference between 2009 and 2010 vintages in Piedmont, the heatwave of the former year producing sweeter, broader shouldered wines while the 2010s I’ve seen possess a delicacy of perfume and body which I find most appealing. This … Continue reading

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2009 Mirafiore Langhe Nebbiolo

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 … Continue reading

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2010 Luke Lambert Yarra valley Nebbiolo

The first of Luke Lambert’s Nebbiolos to come from the Yarra Valley. Previous releases utilised Heathcote fruit. Sold out ex winery but you may still be able to find it at a retail level. It’s certainly worth the effort. Perfumed … Continue reading

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2013 Longview Boat Shed Nebbiolo Rosé

They’ve picked good variety for this Rosé and that’s largely what’s so satisfying about it. A bit of stylistic exploration could see further improvement. This vintage is pale, dry and cleanly made. An assault of upfront fruit intensity precedes a midpalate with … Continue reading

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2012 Kirrihill Clare Valley Nebbiolo

From the new Kirrihill “Alternative Range”. It’s fascinating to see regions like the Clare Valley – steeped in history with established varieties like Riesling, Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz – seeking new identities. Climate change, curiosity, consumer demand or fashion? Maybe … Continue reading

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