2018 Le Piane Boca

2018 Le Piane Boca


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And the flagship Boca bottling, moving from strength to strength….This is as good as it gets, every year…..and the stuff ages FOREVER……Fwiw, Christoph believes that this is the best vinage that he has yet made, and that is REALLY saying something. He is the complete opposite of a glib “say anything” marketing guy; he is reserved and moderate in his praise, especially for his own wines……I totally take to heart his own estimation, so sign me up, please!!! ;0

“Consists of Nebbiolo (85%) and Vespolina grapes. This wine requires full maturity and is treated in the barrel for 3 to 4 years, and can then be stored for decades. The mineral composition of the porphyritic soil together with the characteristic structures of the Nebbiolo grapes allow “Boca” to become a full, expressive wine. Its flavour reminds one of well matured forest fruit, violets, tobacco and dried herbs with hints of balsam and citrus fruit. Power and a silky elegance will develop in the mouth, fascinating and playful, with a slightly noble and bitter final note. The vast complexity allows one to discover new facets over and over again. Our Boca can refine in bottles for up to 10-20 years” -Christoph

“The 2018 Boca is a deep, powerful wine. Sweet tobacco, new leather, cedar, spice and dried dark fruits abound. This is an especially savory, earthy vintage for the Boca. I would have never guessed this is from the 2018 vintage—it’s still youthfully austere and needs time.” 94+ Antonio Galloni