Really not sure what to make of this one. Color is as light as a Pinot and the strawberry and red berry flavors are so bright at the open, I had to look twice to make sure it was a Barolo we were drinking. Not what I wanted or expected, but ok. It gained weight as the night went on and the glass I saved for the next day was more Barolo like. But this is a very odd wine. I can't score it as a Barolo bc it really did taste much like a Barolo.
A private dinner (@ Home): Just like the 2004 this is incredibly fragrant and aromatic, with wafts of Chanel No. 5 and your grandmother's boudoir powder bursting from the glass, and when this subsides an elixir of strawberry and roses emerges; the palate is transparent and pure, but not as transcendent as said 2004, it is seamless and fresh, and the tannins are very finely wrought; the long finish echoes the nose, with a lovely flavour of orange zest as a bonus. Drink now - 2020.
Decanted two hours before and unfortunately 2-3 degrees Celsius too warm. Nose is hard to pin down and rather unclear (when opened it was olives and strawberries, perhaps it would have been better without decanting?). Kind of skinny in the mouth. Disappointing on this occasion but through no fault of its own, I assume. I actually preferred the preceeding Roagna Dolcetto.
pnp as I usually do, but I think this could've used some more air. I am a bit bothered by the heat and ripeness at this stage. With an hour in the glass it starte to show some potential with some underlying fruit. Put the cork back in, left it in the fridge and tried the next evening. The underlying fruit is gone again. Maybe I tried it with to little air the first time and too much air the next night.
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