La Spinetta Langhe Nebbiolo 2005

La Spinetta Langhe Nebbiolo 2005

Initially quite reserved, with subtle tar and roses on the nose, tarred cherries and a sense of hollowness on the palate, and a hint of distracting acetone on the finish. Not a promising start, but with time it blossomed and filled to show aromas of cherries and leather, with liquorice and sour red cherries, dusty spices, some great savoury length and a bit of tar on the finish. Silky smooth tannins – not at all what I was expecting, so I would suggest it has been made in a more New World kind of way, with the tannins subdued and tamed, and not a lot of grip. Should drink well over the next 5 years, perhaps more.

Rated : 90 Points
Tasted : Nov07
Alcohol : 14.0%
Price : $55
Closure : Cork
Drink : 2007 – 2012+
Source : The Wine Emporium
Website : La Spinetta

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