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2008 Le Piane BocaBlend from Italy


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  • 96 Antonio Galloni - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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"The 2008 Le Piane is more than a worthy follow-up to the gorgeous 2007. In this vintage, the wine is much more classic in style. The sweetest of black cherries, grilled herbs, menthol, spices and licorice all meld together in this beautiful, delineated, totally vibrant wine. The balance of focus and power is simply stunning. This is a dazzling effort from a small estate that seems to be ratcheting up quality with each passing vintage. One of the attributes of Nebbiolo-based wines from northern Piedmont is that they are often easy to drink when young, yet also age effortlessly for years, sometimes decades. That certainly appears to be the case here. This is magnificent effort from proprietor Christoph Kunzli. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2038."

Product Detail

Item # 71374
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Sub-Region Boca

96 - Antonio Galloni - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Vintage 2008
Color Red
ABV 14.0%
Varietal(s) Nebbiolo, Vespolina, Charbono / Bonarda
Size 750 mL
Closure Cork
Taste blackberry, cherry, smoke, earth, strawberry, floral, plum, black cherry, mocha, acid, tannin and black currant
Nose truffle, cherry, plum, leather, vanilla, strawberry, floral, tobacco, dark fruit, earth, currant and mocha