Those classic tar and rose notes come shining through on this mineral, savory and balsamic Barolo. A serious drop with powerful grainy tannins and searing acidity, exposing the paradoxical nature of nebbiolo through an equally delicate palate of violets, tar and drying red currants amidst all that muscle.

One to hide away and forget about for many years. You’ll be rewarded for your patience, pinkie swear.

WHO: Alberto Voerzio
WHAT: Nebbiolo
WHERE: Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo
VINEYARD: La Serra
WHEN: 2005
PRIVE: $63

About The Author

Christina Pickard

Christina Pickard is a native (central) New Yorker who lived for over a decade in London. There she worked as a wine writer, presenter, and educator, contributing to such publications as Decanter, Imbibe and Harpers Wine & Spirit, and presenting on the television show Market Kitchen. Christina moved to Perth, Western Australia in early 2013. She currently writes the wine section for WA's premier lifestyle glossy magazine, Scoop, and contributes to publications including Gourmet Traveller Wine and James Halliday's Wine Companion. Christina founded the Perth-based School of Wine in 2013.