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Monday, 7 November 2011

Thorn-Clarke Morello Nebbiolo 2008

Interesting wine this.  Tasted at the Brisbane Good Food and Wine Show, initially it was all about black and red fruits with some good cherry thrown in (and reflecting the Morello name).

Roll forward a day, stick it into a Riedel Vinnum Syrah glass and it's more about a complex mix of savoury, nigh earthen notes - a touch of gravox/ vegemite with some dried herb.  

There's fruit in abundance too, with the sour cherry shining through.  Medium bodied, light (lighter than I'd expected) in colour, the tannins not shying away on the finish.

Good balance, a Barossan take on an Italian classic, really enjoyable.

Source: Tasting
Price: $20
Alcohol: 13%
Closure: Screwcap
Website: http://www.thornclarke.com.au/

2 comments:

  1. I had a look at this two years ago and liked it. A quality nebb at a great price. A handy intro to the variety for those who are exploring it.
    Cheers!

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  2. Thanks mate. And the thing to remember is that it is a Barossan take on the grape and resultant wine. Great intro indeed.

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