Rosy nebbiolo

Henschke The Rose Grower Nebbiolo 2017, Eden Valley, AUD $50

Is there any limit to the range of grape varieties that the Henschke’s can turn their hand to with excellent results? Nebbiolo is one of their newer efforts.

The colour is a bright, light to medium-depth ruby-red with a tinge of purple, it’s lighter shade typical of this grape. The bouquet superbly frames the typical nebbiolo red cherry, rose petal, dried herb and pot-pourri fragrances. The taste is medium-bodied and intense, the flavour driving quite long into the finish, ably supported by balanced acidity and super-fine tannins. The tannins are surprisingly gentle for this grape. Delicious. (Vinolok stopper)

Score: 92 ★★★★ – view original tasting note

Alcohol: 13.5%

Ageing: drink now to eight-plus years

Food: pink-grilled lamb cutlets or softer cheeses

Stockists: Henschke Wines; Red Bluff Cellars and Purvis Cellars – Vic; Kent Street Cellars and Jim’s Cellars -NSW

Ranked: #5 of 33 2017 Nebbiolo from Australia

Awarded: Top Rank

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