Based on a recommendation from the wine guy at a quite nice chain of delis in San Francisco (A.G. Ferrari), I decided to buy a modestly priced Nebbiolo from Langhe. 2004 Monchiero Carbone "Regret."
The young man was Piemontese, so hopefully it will be good (although the Anglified "brand name" makes me a little worried
So...I know Barolos and Barbarescos need a LOT of time in the cellar. Can Nebbiolo de Langhe be drunk as a young wine, though? I will of course decant it. I had a Roero Superiore Nebbiolo from 2000 that was delicious and very drinkable young, but this new wine is much younger.
So...the work Christmas potluck party is coming up. My boss enjoys fierce tannins a lot
. Can I bring this one, decant it, and have an enjoyable young Nebbiolo? I like tannins, too, so it might be an interesting contrast with the range of softer, more fruit friendly wines I am planning to bring (I'm a mediocre cook, so I offered to supply the wine to the party)
Or, should this one be stored for five years or so?
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