Once again completely overoaked nebbiolo. One of my most stupid purchase. Not entirely unexpectedly after the having 36 months in barrique. A little more elasticity than carrobric 1997. And as in the carrobric you can clearly see that there was good grape material from the very beginning.
A magnifficent Barolo. Medium to dark garnet. Continuously evolving nose of cherry, leather, violets and minerality. Medium to full-bodied with smooth tannins, bright fruit and balancing acidity. Complex and refined. Long aftertaste. At a great stage to enjoy but decanting is suggested.
Constantly evolving aromas in the glass, if a little tight at first. Amazingly smooth texture and mellow tannins, especially for a Barolo. This wine would have benefited with decanting which I didn't do, but it's ok - last glass was the best... Dark cherry fruit, mineral and graphite notes, leather, floral elements, some volatility and after some time in the glass a hint of vanilla oak notes. Palate was amazing with its mellowness and depth of flavor. A great wine at peak probably, but with time left.
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