SubRosa 2016 Pyrenees Nebbiolo
$45.00 per bottle
Crafted with 100% Pyrenees Nebbiolo grown by the John Family at Malakoff Estate. Matured for 16 months in French oak.
Only 140 dozen. No fining or filtration. Contains sulphites.
Very limited availability.
Mike BennieThe Winefront 94 points
From the notable Malakoff vineyard, plundered regularly by nebbiolo-enthused winemakers around the traps. Winemaker Adam Louder is his own man, but is now in charge of Mount Langi, but that’s by-the-by as this, his family project, is distinct, and, distinguished in its own right. Style-wise it reminds me a bit of Olek Bondonio’s wines of Barbaresco.
It’s a vibrant, pure-feeling expression, loaded with perfume, lashed with savoury, iron-filing and graphite-tannins, bright in fruit flavour, dusted with attractive spice. There’s also a distinct vibrancy here, a cheery, cherry-kissed feel that’s easy for earlier access, despite there being cool, amaro-like acidity and a sheath of building tannin. It drives assertively then lingers with sappy fruit and minerally feel. It’s such a pleasure. It’s great.
Rated : 94 Points
Alcohol : 13.7%
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2018 – 2030
Reviewed: 21 December, 2018
James HallidayHalliday Wine Companion 2020 94 points
Light, clear colour; perfumed violets and spices, all is calm on the tannin front, a lingering assembly of scents, silky texture.