Benevelli Piero Langhe Nebbiolo 2008

Benevelli Piero Langhe Nebbiolo 2008

Not sure if this should be Benevelli Piero or Piero Benevelli (as it is on the label). Not sure if it matters either. Oh, 3 notes in 3 days…

A lovely nose, initially quite savoury, with restrained tar and roses, but fruitier than you would perhaps expect, also showing some red liquorice, black damp earth, cinnamon and only a touch of varnish. The palate showed cherries and an earthiness, with woody spices, cleansing acid, fine supporting tannins, all nicely balanced and approachable. Has the Nebbiolo characters you would expect but the tannins have been reined in, and there are fruity characters pushing through. Good length and excellent value at $30 from Boccaccio Cellars. Sealed under cork. 89 points. Drink 2010-2014

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7 Responses to Benevelli Piero Langhe Nebbiolo 2008

  1. wizz says:

    3 notes in 3 days, hurrah!

  2. meataxe says:

    Many thanks for your notes, especially on the foreign wines!

  3. Lincoln says:

    you are welcome Mr Axe!

  4. GW says:

    2 point difference still in action 🙂

  5. Lincoln says:

    Stop it….. just about to review the Wynns V&A Cab/Shiraz…..

  6. GW says:

    Ha ha. Same same.

  7. Anthony says:

    Thanks for the note Linc, In November we should have the new vintage releases from Benevelli.

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