Popped and poured. This is a medium dark red wine, a bit darker than most Nebbiolo-based wines I have had. The nose is nice, with odors of sweet tar, rosehips, and licorice. This is less enjoyable in the mouth – it carries some rough edges of sharp kirsch, although that smooths out a bit with time. The finish is slightly spicy with some blackberry tones. Overall, this was okay but not great, although a relative bargain for the price. I would recommend a couple hours of air before drinking. 89 points.
This was really week Nebbiolo from an aromatic and palate standpoint. A lift ruby red color fills this medium bodied wi e which has faint red berry and flower notes. The palate features tart ripe red berries cranberry sauce. I would pass on this one for a better option.
Old world style. Entry level Barolo from la morra. This needs years. If opening now, decant and aerate the heck out of it. I found 1/2 bottle in a decanter 3 days later and it was really nice. Very tough out the gate, however.
PnP, and had with Pizza. Not overly complex, but quite tasty. Made in a modern soft fruity style. Light in body, red fruit. Maybe a little leather. Very nice effort and a good QPR at the sub $25 tag I paid at WL
High hopes, broke my heart. May mature, but way too hot, thin, and simple. Decanted 3 hours and still couldn't find the classic nebbi in this one. Harsh, tannic, thin, and disappointing. Maybe the Giacosa, Conterno, Mascarello, Grasso, Cerreto, Clerico, Marcarini, Ratti, Borgogno, Verduno and other great Barolo producers have spoiled me....regret buying this one for now. Tried a new producer for me & maybe aging will improve slightly, but not worthy in my opinion.
Young yet soft enough to be approachable right now. Lots of varietal aromas and tastes here with a tannic backbone that will reward time in the cellar. Decanting is required for any Barolo this young - after 2 hours it opened up a touch. Not unpleasant, but needs more time.
Excellent Very nice nose of plum, tea, eucalyptus and leather. Light mouthfeel but comes with bright acidity. On the palate I also noted some fresh herbs and floral components. Long finish that leave the moth watering.
Nice and easy, or is that a hair coloring? I mean this is a clean, pure style of barolo that just tastes good and true, without a lot of affectation or manipulation. "Clean" does not equal filtered or scrubbed, it means refreshing, at least to me. Quite palish and fully transparent color, certainly the opposite of extracted, sweet fruit notes on the nose-cherry, cranberry, with leather and muted anise, just the way I like it. Medium bodied, nice integrated flavors but plenty of grippy tannins if you swirl for a few seconds, suggesting plenty of life ahead.
quite good. Drink on the early side...perhaps the next 5 years. Medium bodied, balanced, cherry, and earth. Some harsher tannins soften with decanting but there's good mineraliy and appropriate acidity too.