First Drop Wines The Big Blind Adelaide Hills Nebbiolo
Two Italian varieties collide in this more medium-bodied, easy drinking red out of the Adelaide Hills. There's a fair bit of cherry and spice on the nose, along with hints of dark chocolate and earthy savouriness. The palate is elegant and quite sweetly-fruited, with a decent kick of spice, a touch of grip to the tannins and a nice cherry-like finish, with a kick of savouriness in the tail. Try it with some chorizo, or a big bowl of mushroom linguine.
Appearance: Medium brick red .
Nose: A pungent, intricate nose of nutmeg and cloves, layered with cherry fruit and hints of cordite and cola.
Palate: A beautifully balanced palate. The cherry spice and dark chocolate of the Barbera melds perfectly with the elegant leathery structure of the Nebbiolo.
Food: Porcini mushroom risotto; smoked tea duck; cured pork sausage.
Cellaring: Drink up, but also an 8-10 year proposition.