Trediberri Langhe Nebbiolo 2014
Anybody can sell a great $100 Barolo that needs 20 years in the cellar, but this is an outstanding bottle of wine for $19 and a much more approachable expression of the Nebbiolo grape.
Gorgeously pure nose of anise, rose petal, maraschino cherry and leather. While the aromatics are fresh and delicate, it’s fairly powerfully structured on the palate (owing, in part, to 20% addition of fruit from the Capalot vineyard just west of La Morra) with darker, fleshier, more brambly fruit than the higher-toned and more open-knit Barbera. A bit more “serious” of an offering with delicious depth of fruit and worthy of cellaring for another decade.