Strong nose with very dark chocolate, dried raspberries, herbaceous liquorice, wet dirt and animality. Smells of tannins. Full-bodied, very dry wine with rather short taste. Fruit is quite thin with some juicy dirt. Structure stays but flavour disappears. At the moment fruit doesn't last for long.
Classic, young nebbiolo color; sweet rose, sandalwood, lots of cherry, burnt orange peel, good acid, substantial and tannic, medium finish, blowing Barolo, much more masculine form of Terlo than I'm use to.
Popped and poured to enjoy over a couple of days. Dark cherry and plum notes on the warm nose with some tar, graphite, dark chocolate, liquorice and prominent oak. Pretty fullbodied palate of ripe mid-intense fruit, balanced acidity, tightly gripping tannins and bitter oak. Some alcoholic sweetness before the astringent, bitter and overall a bit awkward finish. I can only hope this opens up to something brighter and less oaky. So, this is rather oaky - though not otherwise that modern. And this is also very 2007 with its dark fruit profile and pushy alcohol. Tanzer seems to give this "90(+?) points" and - eventhough I'm no fan of assigning points to wines - I can full-heartedly agree with the "(+?)". Better on day2 with less of the brutal oak coming through. Notes of glue and truffle have emerged. Brighter and more red-toned fruit. Opening nicely, but the aftertaste remains rather bitter. Now this feels like the coming years could make this very nice after all.
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