Amber colour. High-toned nose with aromas of citrus peel, Sharpie marker, and almonds. The palate is surprisingly not too sweet, though the acidity leaves a bit to be desired as well. This lacks density on the palate, and despite its 15% abv, this doesn't feel hot, but it does hit pretty hard.
Sunday Dinner at Formento's (Chicago, IL): Basically a rose in colour. I'm going to hate myself for using this term, but if you look up the term "glou-glou" in the dictionary, this is the wine you're going to find. Tons of juicy strawberries on the nose and palate, this almost comes off as only partially-fermented, there's so much juice here. This is just silly delicious, and if you have a taste of this and don't burst out into a smile at the very least, there's something seriously wrong with your head. Yummy stuff.
Sunday Dinner at Formento's (Chicago, IL): We popped and poured this one as a backup to the corked Flaccianello. So my initial impression of this was a bit less bullish than my note here, as I thought it was somewhat brutish for a Barolo, especially one at almost 20 years. There's some perceptible oak on this wine, but it is well-integrated. A much larger Barolo than I'm accustomed to, a bit more thought led me to a 1990 Corino which I believe was made in a similar vein, and if the Corino is any indication, I think this has a very, very promising future in another 10+ years, when the raw power decides to settle down.