Roagna Pira Barolo Riserva Nebbiolo 1996

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Aaron Tan Delectable Pro

The 96' Riserva Pira had my nose stuck in the glass the whole time. I just couldn't get enough of the incredible bouquet. Even the tail ends were intoxicating. Ahhh!!! Full-on rose petals, violet, plums, dried cherries, blueberries, tar, spices (cinnamon and clove especially), undergrowth, tabacco leaf, and balsamic tones. So complex and lifted. It's just ahhh and ahhhhhhhh again and again as this wine bombarded the olfacotry system. On the other hand, the palate was quite stubborn at the start, but eventually gave way to some sweet fruit notes of fresh cherries and plums, plus hints of stoney minerality at the end. It's thick and dense, with firm but well-honed tannins and ample acidity. So fresh and young that it just begs for time, but how can one resist the beautiful smells right now. Probably the best nebbiolo I've had in a while.

The 96' Riserva Pira had my nose stuck in the glass the whole time. I just couldn't get enough of the incredible bouquet. Even the tail ends were intoxicating. Ahhh!!! Full-on rose petals, violet, plums, dried cherries, blueberries, tar, spices (cinnamon and clove especially), undergrowth, tabacco leaf, and balsamic tones. So complex and lifted. It's just ahhh and ahhhhhhhh again and again as this wine bombarded the olfacotry system. On the other hand, the palate was quite stubborn at the start, but eventually gave way to some sweet fruit notes of fresh cherries and plums, plus hints of stoney minerality at the end. It's thick and dense, with firm but well-honed tannins and ample acidity. So fresh and young that it just begs for time, but how can one resist the beautiful smells right now. Probably the best nebbiolo I've had in a while.

9.7

Fredybeans

Black label élevage plus de quatorze ans Robe assez clair peu evoluee se densifie avec l air Arôme de moka de fruit noir de jus de viande aucune trace d oxydation au contraire ne cesse de s affiner à l air Bouche suave délicate avec des arômes évoquant le pinot noir finale fine pleine et délicate presque sûr l orange sanguine et epicee Longueur incroyable Un vin unique

Black label élevage plus de quatorze ans Robe assez clair peu evoluee se densifie avec l air Arôme de moka de fruit noir de jus de viande aucune trace d oxydation au contraire ne cesse de s affiner à l air Bouche suave délicate avec des arômes évoquant le pinot noir finale fine pleine et délicate presque sûr l orange sanguine et epicee Longueur incroyable Un vin unique

9.7

Location

  • 153 E 57th Street
    New York, NY 10022

  • Hours:
    Monday–Friday, 12 p.m.–8 p.m.
    Saturday, 12p.m. - 8 p.m.

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