2022 Lambert Nebbiolo
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2022 Lambert Nebbiolo

Yarra Valley, Victoria, AUSTRALIA
$79. 99
$959.88 Dozen
ABV: 14%
Closure: Cork

Lambert’s Nebbiolo block sits halfway up Denton’s north western slope in the middle of the Yarra Valley, where it catches all the available sunshine hours. The soils here (granitic sand over granite bedrock) provide a very special and unique terroir for the Yarra. It’s this soil, along with the climate and variety, that gifts the wine much of its brightness, fresh red fruit and floral perfume, as well as its fine tannins.

Other Reviews....
The 2022 Nebbiolo is the real deal, thanks to its combination of power, composure, impressive complexity and structure. Brooding aromas of dark cherry and raspberry are topped by savory tar and roasted meats. Powerful yet approachable, a rich vein of pliable tannins underpins a deep well of asphalt and black cherry flavors. Possessing exceptional length and balance, with a finish that goes on and on, this is benchmark New-World Nebbiolo. Drink 2028-2038.
96 points
Angus Hughson - Vinous

Sold out now, and quickly, or so I gather. Well, I’m pretty sure some of you will have purchased a few bottles. I know this is a Yarra Valley wine, and I dislike comparing Australian Nebbiolo to Piedmont, though I will say, this puts me in mind of something from Neive, Barbaresco. Sorry. Rules are made to be broken, sometimes.
Red cherry, strawberry, almond meal, a dried rose and mint perfume. It’s medium-bodied, red fruited, quite stony and gentle earthy, tea and almond, fine brick dust tannin, pulls savoury but has this quiet succulence that’s so appealing. The shape and structure of it is top notch. The finish is long, with just a hint of orange peel bitterness. There’d be no mistaking it for anything other than Nebbiolo, and a distinctive and excellent one at that. Unreal. Drink 2024 - 2038.
95 points
Gary Walsh - The Wine Front