1996 Cantina Vignaioli Barbaresco Elvio Pertinace Vigneto Nervo - Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barbaresco (9/20/2006)
Purchased for $10 at auction recently. I took this to a greek restaurant over the weekend. Great vintage in Piedmont and a good time to open this at 10 years of age. This was a very good wine but I would not put it in the outstanding category. Notes of smokey fruit and some plum. Not as deep as I had hoped. Tannins were solid. Nice value for the price I paid. I have one more so I'll wait another year on it. 88 points.