Wine tasting note: 1996 Produttori del Barbaresco Nebbiolo delle Langhe

1996 Produttori del Barbaresco Nebbiolo delle Langhe

25th Aug 1998 GBP8 Piedmont Table Red

[Tasted Blind]
Pale, even, tawny/red - mature.
Lots of alcohol on the nose with notes of leather.
Light to medium bodied. Dried out and astringent with dry tannins. Some burnt berry fruit.
[Fullness 2/5, Drinkability X - Don't!, 75/100]
With Game:
Too much for the Grouse but what a turnaround with the Venison: the wine seemed quite acidic but showed lovely earth and tobacco flavours which really melded with the ripeness of the game.
Stalky and metallic with the rich Wood Pigeon sauce and again quite tart and metallic with the Rabbit.
[Grouse 2, Venison 1, Wood Pigeon 3, Rabbit 3]

Wine Tasting: Wine with Game (WINE Magazine)

 
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