Luciano Sandrone Nebbiolo d'Alba Valmaggiore 2012
Dark garnet-ruby color. A mix of small red fruits - raspberries, currants, cherries, rhubarb and pomegranate - with toffee and cola nut, beginning to show secondary characteristics. In the mouth, the varied fruits harmonize with the full, ripe tannins characteristic of the very classic 2008 vintage. The freshness of this wine is impeccable; it has lost all of its baby fat and evolved positively in the bottle. The finish is long and dry and ends with licorice, mineral and fruit.
Wine SpectatorAn enticing mix of floral, cherry and herbal notes, this red is juicy and firm, with fine complexity and a flourish of earth and mineral hints on the finish. Drink now through 2018.