Saturday, December 26, 2020

Cascina Chicco Langhe Nebbiolo, 2011

I aerated this wine passively in the bottle for more than three hours, and it went through several evolutions during that time, getting increasingly fuller, richer and more complex. There are, I believe, enough fruit tannins and acidity to carry the wine for at least another five years.

Considerably lighter with more orangish tints compared to the older Tenuta Rocca beside it on the table. Violets, dark cherries, earth and spice. Takes awhile for the fruit flavors to open up, but they are well worth the wait. Not as sweet as the Barolo but more guts and greater complexity. I have several more bottles of this wine and will enjoy tracing its progress over the next several years.

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