2018 Virna Barolo Cru SarmassaNebbiolo from Italy
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- 94 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
- 94 Monica Larner - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
94 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
"Beautiful nose of wild strawberries and raspberries, dried flowers and mushrooms, tree bark and some flirty, cinnamon-like spice. Medium-to full-bodied with very fine, firm tannins that are coated in bright fruit and minerals. The complex fruit character is still there at the end. So nebbiolo and so good. But patience needed here. Try from 2024."
94 Monica Larner - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"The Virna 2018 Barolo Sarmassa sources its fruit from a fully south-facing site planted to 50-year-old vines. The wine offers a twofold delivery of both power and grace. The fruit is finely nuanced with forest berry and wild plum, but there are chalky mineral sensations with plenty of blue flower and fragrant tea leaf. The tannins give firm support. Only 3,000 bottles were released."
94 - James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
94 - Monica Larner - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
|Taste||blackberry, cherry, smoke and earth|
|Nose||truffle, cherry, plum, leather and vanilla|