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We taste Nebbiolo, Zinfandel and Dornfelder.

It is difficult to distinguish between Barolo and Barbaresco blind. Moreover, good Barbaresco ages just as well as Barolo: the Enrico Serafino 1964 Barbaresco Riserva is a complex and great old wine. The wine has moss, undergrowth, herbs, a hint of dried rose petals, some animal and medicinal notes, a slight sweetness with age, some cherry and a medium to full body. The wine is relatively balanced, long, complex and needs aeration. It will improve with air. 18.3/20 points.

One of the most impressive Zinfandels is the Martinelli 2018 Zinfandel Jackass Hill, which comes from one of the oldest and steepest vineyards in California. The wine has power and is extremely dense, so that the 16.5% ABV cannot be tasted. Despite all the power, the wine is polished and perfectly balanced. The wine has blackberry, liqueur, cranberry, elderberry, apricot kernel, sloe, some wet sheepskin, bitter almond, full body and is dense, long, polished and extremely expressive. 19.3/20 points.

One of the best wines from the Dornfelder grape variety is made from particularly old vines: The Deutzerhof 2012 Dornfelder has lots of blueberries, bacon fat, medium to full body and is fresh, fruity, very balanced and long. The wine resembles a modern Cote Rotie. 18.5/20 points.