Vanilla, oak, dark cherries, and underlying caramel. Either this Australian Nebbiolo is a little strange (though not unpleasantly) or maybe my nose is just impaired. Both are possibilities. It’s just that I couldn’t pass up the chance to taste this – even Italian Nebbiolos aren’t all that common in my neck of the woods, let alone a Yarra Valley Nebbiolo. Anyone outside of Piedmont who’s bold (or nuts) enough to try to grow this notoriously finicky grape certainly deserves a chance. Verdict: easy to drink, could do with a few more years under its belt, but delicious nonetheless. Purists, I’m sure, will disagree. For those more willing to give it a chance, however, feel free tread lightly – if there is such a thing.