2018 Amato Vino The Pig Nebbiolo

A Margaret River blend of Cabernet and Nebbiolo, made to highlight the best of each variety.
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Not a blend we see every day, this Cabernet/Nebbiolo delight from Brad Wehr is a unique take on medium -bodied WA reds.

On both the nose and palate each grape brings is trademark characteristics, working together to provide a unique drinking experience. Aromatic florals and minerality from the Nebbiolo, blackcurrant, graphite oak, dark chocolate from the Cab. Medium-bodied yet with some density to go with the finesse, it’s a potpourri of exotics.

Generous and inviting, with soft acid and gentle tannin, this blend is tasty, different and very alluring, it’s a winner for sure.

Two Wilyabrup Cabernet Sauvignon parcels, with some Nebbiolo from Yallingup – all three separately harvested, fermented and matured in aged casks. A 60/40 blend (Cabernet Sauvignon/Nebbiolo) highlights the strengths of each variety. Cabernet offering the black fruits, structure and pencilly oak; Nebbiolo supplying florals and aromatics, the juiciness and spicy red-fruits.

94 Points - "Two extremely unlikely bedfellows that have physicality and chemistry in this glass. Both varieties require little tannic assistance, so why they are blended is a mystery, yet it works, here. Plush, juicy, tannic and quite delicious. Definitely worth crossing the road for, even if just to satisfy some curiosity. Satisfaction awaits." Erin Larkin (Halliday Wine Companion)

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    1 year ago
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    Rated 4 out of 5 stars
    Delicious and intriguing blend

    Cabernet dominates the blend (60:40) and the wine’s personality. Cedar, tobacco, perhaps gravel too lift off the complex nose, plenty of seductive dark berries as well. Extended breathing sees glimpses of Nebbiolo floral notes and burnt earth if not quite tar, but Cabernet again sweeps into view to command centre stage. Lovely palate, finer and softer than expected with these two tannic beasts combining. Juicy, lively and reasonably long. Not sure how it will age nor whether it needs to. Good drinking on offer now.

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