Served pnp. Vivid red in color, this wine was reticent to unwind at first but within 30 minutes, gorgeous aromas of redcurrant, Morello cherry, anise and rose petals came out. The mouth feel was medium bodied with moderate tannins that softened over the 90 minutes the bottle was open. The finish brought wonderful cherry elements as well as subtle tar like aromas. 14.5% abv.
Purchased for $70US, this was an outstanding pairing for our meat dishes at a local Peruvian BYOB. The bottle opened up quickly after opening. Highly recommend to decant first.
Imported by Petit Pois Corp., t/a Sussex Wine Merchants, Moorestown, NJ.
I almost never enjoy Barolo this young, but this proved the exception. Lots of red cherry with a freshness and open, popping, young vine character. Maybe not super complex, but this is so typically Piedmont in an accessible frame.
The Gavarini is classic, pure expressions of the terroir of Monforte d'Alba. This is super elegant in style, showing a more floral personality with silky tannins that come together with unusual grace. A beautiful, old school Barolo with impeccable balance. This wine comes as a big surprise for me as I am not a fan of the 2009 vintage but I wouldn't mind having more of this in my cellar.
Tasted during a Wine Advocat event - A matter of taste. Medium garnet. Expressive nose of raspberry, sweet spices and tobacco. Soft and succulent on the palate. A modern style Barolo but with good aroma and structure. I prefer the deeper, more aristocratic 2008.
Eye:Reddish brown hue with a orange copper rim. Nose:Dried Cherry, oak, little tar and thyme. Palate: Medium plus acidity more Dried cherries and a sense of smokiness on the finish. Tannins were a bit high.
Over all a nice Barolo true to character but i think a little young. Will be nice to revisit in another 3-5yrs, good potential.
This wine was much more enjoyable Day 2...if you are opening now a long decant will do it great justice.
Fantastic. Lithe and sinuous, with dried cranberry and tar, sly acidity, and a long finish. Poured blind, this could easily be mistaken for Grand Cru Burgundy. It's not very tannic so don't be afraid to open one now.