Saturday, July 5, 2014

Musso Barbaresco Pora, 1993

1993 was not a good vintage in the Piedmont area of  Italy, and 21 years may be a bit much to expect from a Barbaresco, even from a top vineyard and a good producer. But it was available for $15 at auction, and I thought it was worth the chance.

The color is a very murky amber with lots of free floating sediment. I suspect the wine has not had perfect storage. The smells and flavors of mature Nebbiolo are intense and clearly defined, though. Cherries, dried flowers. Good acidity and concentration on the palate and a long finish. Not a great wine, but the experience is worth at least $15.

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