This wine is still very young, with hard tannins persisting, primary fruit, and a closed structure. If you can wait, please do. It was still pleasant drinking, with some rose and violet emerging on the nose, and a sinewy mass of dark berry fruit. The structure is good and I think this will have the stuffing to emerge as an evolved and graceful wine in 5-10 years time.
Decent but not a strong nose. Light mid-toned fruit and wood. Tasty mouth with a nice entry and a stout wooden finish. A bit of balsamic and some punishing wooden tannins. Not a lot of elegance or freshness but a good wine all the same.
Medium bright red with just a touch of brisking. Lovely feminine floral nose - more roses. Though maybe just a touch of VA or elsea slight "hotness" from a warm vintage. Relatively full bodied palate, quite generous and maybe with a structure that is a bit loose as the tannins aren't quite strong enough to set a tight framework. Nevertheless a lovely early drinking barolo that will probably peak within the decade.
Consistent character to prior bottles but just beginning to hint at mature characteristics while still youthful. For my palate this bottle is a hybrid of the classic and modern styles. It is Barolo but has a clean, fresh quality that I like.
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