Kyle notes fig and prune on the nose but I am not getting much. Palate delivers tar and ripe fruit with really dried out tannins that I believe must be the oak. To quote Kyle again "there's just not allot there. I thought it would be denser too."
The overwhelming sensation to me is the dried out wood tannins. Not much nose, not much fruit. But just opened. Maybe time will tell.
The Underground Blind Tasting Group: Single Vineyard Barolo & Barbaresco (Houston): Dark garnet color, darkest and deepest color of the flight. Complex and rich nose of spice, red fruits, a bit of tar. On the palate, this wine was rich and deeply fruited with smooth, spicy mouthfeel and what I felt like were French oak tannins. The was a noticeable tick lower in acidity than the other wines in the lineup, and the wine was denser and heavier on the palate as well. Very complex wine, but maybe a bit too much for me.
Requires decanting. The nose is open from the start but on the palate it required about 30 minutes to start relaxing as on open it had quite a few harsh notes on the palate. Nose is very barolo, with cherries dominating , light earth and little to no oak notes. Post the decanting the palate is firm, some dry bits but a medium to full bodied wine with a lot of power in it. On the young side still and a good 92-93 at the moment.
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