The 2009, which retails for around $35, is one of the best examples of the grape I have tasted, showing ripe peach, orange and honeysuckle aromas and flavors. It's rich and fleshy, with a hint of grapefruit peel bitterness that helps to lift the soft texture on the finish. 88 points, non-blind. It was a great teaser to prepare me for the Langhe.
Delivers wonderful purity of fruit, with blackberry, licorice, cherry and mineral. Full-bodied, with ultrafine tannins and a long, long finish. Dense, balanced and beautiful. Precise and focused. This is the wine of the vintage.
Perfumed and very beautiful, with strawberry and flowers. Subtle. Starts off slowly and builds to a full body, with chewy yet silky tannins and a focused, delicate chocolate, berry and light vanilla aftertaste....
Aromas of strawberry and candle wax develop to cherry and light incense. Full-bodied, with chewy tannins and lots of fruit. This is focused and very well done, but really tight at the moment. Very structured. Needs time. This is the red label, to be released in spring 2009. Best after 2014.
Delivers subtle and focused aromas of crushed ripe strawberry, with hints of dried mushroom and dried flowers. Full-bodied, with big, juicy, velvety tannins and loads of ripe, sweet fruit. Needs time to come together. Voluptuous. Open. Best after 2011.