2003 Vietti Barbaresco Masseria (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barbaresco)

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Barbaresco, Italy, Langhe, Nebbiolo, Piedmont, Red Wine

Popped and poured. Very dark ruby red color at the moment, but still translucent. Nose shows leafy tobacco, blackberry, plum, and a little earth and barrique. On the palate, this is intense with a lot of berry fruit and some mighty tannins. Finish solid. It’s a really nice wine, but still incredibly primary. I’ll let my remaining bottle sleep for another 5-10 years.

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