Nebbiolo for current drinking – Cantina Produttori di Carema, Carema Riserva 2015

I don’t think I have ever tasted a Nebbiolo like this.

A softer style of Nebbiolo. Less tannin, more drinkability – this is already kind of mature. A captivating nose of dried mushrooms, tar and old wood, a touch of Cognac. No sign of fruits, but it does not need them to be pretty. It’s fragile, so gently extracted that many Pinots are more tannic than this. Good acidity makes the backbone here, perfectly balanced by the creamy texture and the salty taste. Great drive and length. Do not compare this to complex and age-worthy Barolos, but it’s a complete, great wine.

Rating: great wine, 90 points.
Price: 23,50 €
Stockist: Italvinus.
Value: OK.
Tasted: February, 2020.
Source: I bought the bottle.

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