Longview Saturnus Riserva Nebbiolo 2019
94 POINT RATED STUART KNOX THE REAL REVIEW & 94 POINT RATED WINE PILOT
- 94 Point Rated Stuart Knox The Real Review
- 94 Point Rated Wine Pilot
- 93 Point Rated Tony Love Halliday Wine Companion
- 93 Point Rated Gary Walsh The Wine Front
Mclaren vale, South Australia
|Drink now or cellar up to 2030
Extraordinarily complex, yet bright and thrilling with a thrust of taut berry flavours, glittery tannins, cherry flesh and blood orange juice acidity.
The king of grapes in Italy has long been a passion at Longview. Never resting on our laurels, we only bottle in vintages we believe are the truest expression of Nebbiolo outside the Piemonte.
94 Point Rated - Stuart Knox The Real Review
Light ruby-red colour with a crystalline brightness. Cherry and rosemary flower aromatics. Deep cherry fruits open the palate, then it rolls into a savoury-earth and mountain herb complexity. It flows long and deep with a weight and drive that is balanced to a slippery tannin structure. A very good example of local Nebbiolo.
93 Point Rated - Tony Love Halliday Wine Companion
Tapping into one of the Longview Macclesfield vineyard’s original varieties and vinified with 3–4 weeks on skins and matured in a mix of larger oak vessels. The bouquet here is a gift that keeps on giving: orange, spicy musk, fennel and the smell of dusty gravels. The palate has all the paradoxes of nebbiolo in play, the fragrance and the initial feel of a sleek, medium-bodied wine before its varietal tannins fill the mouth with their orange, amaro-like bitter residue. Protein-rich food is demanded.
93 Point Rated Gary Walsh The Wine Front
I think the wine was formerly known as Riserva is now Saturnus, or Pinchy for short. Though it may just have been called Saturnus for a while, and I missed it, as I’m not a fellow who pays much attention to most things. And as we all know I’m quite fussy about Nebbiolo, and I love this wine.
Frisky and fresh, almost into an alpine Nebbiolo style here, which I like. It’s fragrant, rosy, flowering basil/aniseed thing, cherry, red fruits and almond. Medium-bodied, crisp, fresh acidity, energetic and vibrant style, a little sweet spice in the mix, and maybe liquorice, light dusty almost peppery feel to tannin, and plenty of bright sweet cherry on a long cool finish. Delightful, beautifully made too, and not trying too hard. Absolutely worthy, classic and fine-boned Nebbiolo of character and interest. Likely more to come, too. Recommended.