Paitin Nebbiolo CA Veja 2012
Parker's Problem. People spending this kind of money never expect any wine so personality-filled and intense.
Compared to the more hefty Barolos and Barbarescos using the same grape Nebbiolo, Paitin Ca Veja 2012 from the famous Pasquero brothers is more straightforward to drink young, manages to carry the cherry-and-roses profile that is the hallmark, with tannins won't kick-ass. With enough body and strength enabled by its 13.5% ABV, Paitin Ca Veja 2012 still gets the earthy(tar, truffle), berry-patched aroma with intense blackcurrant plus red cherries fruit and sweet spices of Barolo and Barbaresco, not only with acidity with structure but also finesse and balance. A big, rich, Nebbiolo that's fun to drink right now.
The Nebbiolo for the Ca Veja comes from a vineyard outside of Barbaresco(Nieve) near the town of Diano d'Alba which was purchased and replanted by the Pasquero-Elias in 1994 with best clonal selections. Giving a great sense of place, the junior Paitin's Ca Vega is almost and always rated as good as Barbaresco del Sori Paitin(started 1893), the more old wine we marvel to this day.
The following comment is also appropriate:
Vinous (Galloni) 92 points "The 2012 Nebbiolo d'Alba Ca' Veja is another super-intense wine bursting at the seams with pure fruit. The flavors tend towards the raspberry/strawberry end of the spectrum, but the intensity and volume is pure Paitin. This ample, textured Nebbiolo is another overachieving wine from the Pasquero brothers."