Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Damilano Nebbiolo d'Alba, 2008

Some at the Christmas dinner table preferred this wine to the 1999 Barbaresco (below). And it has much to recommend it. It is a bigger, cleaner wine with more forceful flavors. For my taste, I would like to come back to this Nebbiolo in four or five years when the blossoms start to open.

Deep color and deep aromas and flavors. Dark cherries, flowers and maybe some cassis. This wine, too, improves after being open for a couple of hours. Fuller bodied than the Barbaresco and flavors that are well defined and intense. Damilano also produces a couple of Barolos and a Barbera. Like this wine, they offer an excellent price/quality ratio.

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