Thursday, March 10, 2016

Musso Barbaresco Pora, 1993

Valter Musso owns some of the best sites of the Cru Pora Vineyard and follows traditional methods of winemaking.

Orangeish tints typical of mature Nebbiolo. Smokey old wood smells but also flowers, dark cherries and savory spices that become more and more prominent through the meal. I opened this bottle about 1 1/2 hours ahead of time, but it is still benefiting from exposure to air. Growing in subtlety and complexity. Powerful flavors that cling to the tongue.

1993 was not a particularly distinguished vintage in the Piedmont area of Italy, and this wine was probably better a few years ago. Even so, it is very delightful.

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