Every year the Italian distillery Puni proposes this limited series, called Nero. The one of this article, regards the 2017 edition: a limited production of 3.000 bottles, aged in local Pinot Nero barrels.

  • ABV: 46%
  • Casks:  ex Pinot Nero
  • Age: 4 years
  • No. of bottles: 3.000
  • Price range: € 50 – € 100
  • Availability: low


Nose: the full maturation in wine barrels is perceivable. First of all, it delivers spicy notes, green pepper and saffron, followed by white grapes and gooseberries. It reminds to a young Armagnac. Then it exhibits hints of berries, sour cherry and cherry in spirit.

Palate: a rich white grape vein is the main aroma. The spices take a while to be delivered. The bouquet is made of green pepper, cardamom and cinnamon. The intensity grows, while a unripe yellow fruits and citrus follow towards the finish.

Finish: long persistence. White grapes, well blended spices and yellow fruits are perceivable.

As mentioned in the review, this is a particular product that easily reminds to an Armagnac. The aging in wine barrels is courageous and the resulting product is very interesting.

Score: 85

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