Abbona La Pieve Barolo 2005

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Natalie's Review

Abbona La Pieve Barolo 2005, D.O.C.G, Piedmont, Italy: Vintages Wine Panel: The great Nebbiolo-based wines of Barolo rarely come at this fine a price, so this is the perfect opportunity to sample this Piedmontese classic. The 2005 vintage is just starting to hit the market, so this also offers an opportune sneak-peek at the character of the vintage. Look for aromas of plum, truffles, raspberry and cedar in this wine. The tannins should be firm, but there will be plenty of fruit here to bring balance. My note: A real gripper but I like it! Big, black with a tarry streaking through the middle. Black cherry resistance and some dark spices. Perfect for black magic nights. Drink: 2011-2018. 213132 14% XD 750 mL  $26.95 Score: 92/100. February 5, 2011  Full Review