Italy, Piedmont - 2011
A truly stunning Nebbiolo from Marco Parusso and a perfect representation of the land and true style of Barolo. To look at, the wine has a bright, deep ruby colouration and shines in the glass. The nose is pure Nebbiolo - intense and rich with dark fruit and just a hint of that tar-like quality, wrapped in roses. After you’ve torn yourself away from the intriquing bouquet, you’d expect weight and soupy viscosity on the palate but it never happens. Instead, the wine dances across the palate and shows remarkable balance and the ripe dark fruit comes in complex layers. Now, in 2012 this wine is coming into perfect drinking.
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