2010 Pizzini Nebbiolo, King Valley, Victoria

The 2010 Nebbiolo pours into the glass with a picture perfect faded rim. The nose on opening, a little closed, yet showing licorice, earth, dried petals and warming spice. The fruit on the palate is restrained, but nothing holds back the tannin, and the wine is better for it. It’s is as long and fine and the flavour feels as though it unfurls, like a carpet revealing new patterns rolling forward. There are red fruits, leather, terrific acidity and more licorice and sweet spice. This wine is beautifully balanced. As you’re feeling the tannin on your cheeks, the fruit shows itself, persistant and crunchy, and before you know it, you’re remarking how long the wine is. This is really impressive and one of, if not the, best ‘Estate’ Nebbiolo from Pizzini I’ve seen. I’ve always considered Pizzini to be at the epicentre of Italianate styels in Australia, and this release only adds to that belief.  RRRP $48

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