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Vietti 2014 Nebbiolo Perbacco 13.5% $27
Whoa! This youthful Nebbiolo packs a powerful punch. It is as vibrantly driven with red currant and dried red cranberry fruit as much as it is by punchy tannins and invigorating acidity. Its perfume is heady with dried rose petals and anise. Happily, there is plenty of medium-bodied stuffing to support the super-charged structure. Lingering in finish, this is certainly more of a baby Barolo considering both its length and its intense, engaging concentration. This has a nice patina that makes it drinkable fairly early – even without food, but it there’s no hurry to pop the Diam cork. This will develop well in bottle and delivers a tremendous quality:price ratio.
Drink: 2018-22