Eugenio Collavini Pignolo 2012 Friuli Colli Orientali

17.5

Full bottle 1,942 g. Luigi Collavini says this wine needs a lot of air. Decant for three to four hours. Their first vintage of Pignolo was 2009. Their aim is to make a wine that could last for 30 years.
Check out that bottle weight! Ouch. The fruit, on the nose, is dark-berried, gently poached, thumb smudge of kohl. Chocolate, dark rye, very tannic when tasted on a straight pour but my, give it some time in the decanter and those tannins supple out wide, wonderful, welcoming, and walnuts weave themselves into the soot-dark pressed-fruit matt of the palate. Vanilla pod and playful purple-grape-jelly notes cock a snook at the serious intention and focus of the wine. Keeps changing. Shifting through shadows and light; from peppered spices to leafy fragrance; bruised damsons left to curl dry on an old stone wall; a red-inked-stained sepia photograph, bare hand and half smile caught in the snap of a shutter; fresh tarragon bruised in the clutched fist of a child; white pepper, pomegranate, please take me home... (TC)

Producer
Eugenio Collavini
Grape variety
Appellation
Friuli Colli Orientali
Country
Colour
Red
Alcohol
14%
Score
17.5
When to drink
2020
2028
Published on
4 May 2022
Date tasted
Reviewer