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Wednesday 23 March 2011

Grove Estate Sommita Nebbiolo 2008

A complex savoury mix of aromas greets you in the glass: struck match, rubber and leather.  It had me straight away.

But these aroma give nothing of the incredibly smooth core in the mouth that then yields peripheral spice.  The spice just builds and builds in the mouth, sitting there in the roof.  There's tannin, but nowhere near as much as I was expecting from a Nebbiolo, it is already very well integrated.

A very impressive wine.  It had me at hello.

Source: Sample
Price: $ 35
Alcohol: 15.5%
Closure: Screwcap

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  1. How many more of these Grove wines have you got?! What's the pick of the range so far?

  2. Pick would be this or the SV. Obviously totally different propositions, but the quality of both is excellent.

    I've a Sem/Sav and Zinfandel based Rosé - called Zinfamous - left.