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89 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - November/December 2013
(this wine is labeled Ochetti Nebbiolo d'Alba in Italy; from sandy soil in the Roero area): Good bright, deep red. In a distinctly powerful, slightly warm style, offering highly aromatic scents of blueberry, blackberry, licorice and leather. Concentrated and serious, with sound acidity giving shape to the dark berry and spice flavors. Quite primary and firmly tannic now but not hard. This can be enjoyed young or held. Ratti picked these vines a week before his nebbiolo in Barolo, noting that the Ochetti is clearly not a declassified Barolo. Like some other nebbiolo bottlings from the Langhe, the Ochetti is becoming increasingly popular in U.S. restaurants.