2004 Malvira Langhe Nebbiolo Red, Piedmont Italy

After trying the wonderful white Roero Arneis, made by this producer (see my review on Aug 18), I decided to give one of their signature reds a whirl.  This is a decent drinkable red from Piedmont, but is no where near as complex as the white.  There is not enough fruit in my opinion and it is too light.  Maybe I just missed its best drinking window.  It would be good to try a more recent vintage to confirm this review.   If you are going to buy any Malvira, stick to the whites.

2) I have to upgrade my review slightly after having some more of this after the bottle was open for a day.  The wine tastes much better, and the fruit has come to life.  If you do buy this, make sure you open it a couple hours before, and maybe even decant it…..Their whites are still the real deal though……available at Waitrose, 11£ btl

my original rating : 82 pts 

my new rating: 85pts

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