The Wine List #38: Nebbiolo

The Wine List is my retirement project to sample wine made from all of the main grape varieties mentioned in Hugh Johnson’s Pocket Wine Book.

imgp6938The wine: Tesco Finest Barolo 2012.

Alc Vol: 14.5%

HJ says: “One of Italy’s best grapes. Intense, nobly fruity, perfumed wine with steely tannin.”

The label says: “A powerful red with rich, ripe fruit and chocolate flavours enhanced by classic layers of floral and savoury notes. . .Ideal with roast meats and strong cheeses.”

We drank it with: 1) Meat pie and chips 2)Beef Wellington

RBVerdict: Another Italian wine that was nice enough, but didn’t quite deliver what it promised. I certainly didn’t get intensity. Perhaps I should sample them only in mid-summer’s heat. Fruity, tannic, good acidity.


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