2009 Ferrando Carema Black Label (Etichetta Nera)
750 ML Italy, Piedmont, Northern Piedmont, Carema
Drinking window: 2014 - 2024
- Exotic, deep and beguiling, the 2009 wafts from the glass with anise, orange peel, rosewater and ginger. Layers of dark red fruit unfold on the palate with total grace. In 2009, the Etichetta Nera is endowed with stunning depth and purity. The Etichetta Nera also appears to be a more complete and better balanced wine than the Etichetta Bianca. There is more than enough underlying structure to support the radiant, expressive fruit. The 2009 should drink well for another decade or so, perhaps longer.
Antonio Galloni, March 2014