TarraWarra Estate Nebbiolo 2014

I love stories that give life to the wine outside the juice, this has 4 differing clones of Nebbiolo grafted onto (then) 23 year old vines: the roots would have been buried deep. The label a representation of Thornton Walker‘s “Composition with 2 Trees” and bears his signature with a biography. This is the very first release of Nebbiolo for TarraWarra.

TarraWarra Estate, Nebbiolo, Yarra Valley, 2014

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Just rusty to clear in the glass. Attractive and intriguing nose. Like Salome’s dance, it reveals some flesh before covering up in a twirl of perfume. Light rosewater, drying herbs, kid skin, smooth bitumen, and lightly cured/smoked meats. Lightly fruited with rosewater and pomegranate before woody, dried mint leaves a lingering impression. If you like Nebbiolo, the tannins will seem appropriately grippy and drying. Will reward some time in the cellar. A very good first performance

RRP: $35

Alc: 13.8%

Wine sample courtesy of TarraWarra Estate

 

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