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Tasting of an intruder - Pierre Cros Nebbiolo 2012

10 January 2014, by Sebastian Nickel

Once in the bottle, the grapes of this unique vineyard planted with Nebbiolo grapes, presents itself as a simple Vin de France, «Wine from France». But in the glass, this grape variety native from the Italian Piemonte, is anything but simple.

I love this nose: Sour cherries and old wood, as you may smell in the shop of an antique dealer, as well as some exotic spices... Oak aromas are easily dominated by the wine, a bit like in old Armagnacs, some smoke, the smell of fresh peat, the whole bouquet presented with incredible ease. Oh I almost forgot the flowers... subtle and delicate. A very inspiring nose, that makes you want to taste the wine, drink it!
Some smooth tannins gently touch the tongue and cheeks, but its mainly the balance between silky roundness and fresh acidity that surprises in the wine, giving high drinkability.

Knowing older vintages, this wine loves to age for a couple of years in the bottle. But you need to be quite patient for this...



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