1996 Pio Cesare Barbaresco
Made from 30 year old Nebbiolo vines, Pio Boffa handles this wine in much the same way as his Barbaresco and Barolo. Oak aging in a combination of French (20%) and Slavonian oak for roughly two years produces a serious Nebbiolo that can age for ten years or longer. This intense wine possesses a fragrant nose, delicately scented with vanilla and mature berry fruit. Full and soft on the palate, the flavors develop into a long, persistent finish.
Vintage ChartRating for Italy-Piedmont: 97 (excellent)<br/><br/>Drinkability: too young, let it sit<br/>