Taste: Not completely balanced as acids kick in and take over too much. Other than that, a screamingly young, stable 91p wine upon opening and 94p as the evening went by. There was no layering at the get go but after some hours of proper treatment, it showed its BIG feet well. Have high hopes for this one for the future.
Compared to the other madly great Barolos tonight, this one performed as a significant but little bit bland wine.
2nd btl, only one more to go. Next one around 2025. At fabulous Restaurant Tani (Tokyo).
Tasted over two nights. Decanted 6 hours on the first. This wine is fantastic and will be a mind bender in the coming years. The red fruit driven character is absolutely luscious and bright, with a fantastic herbal menthol note on the mid palate that pushes the freshness of the juice to the fore and keeps the wine from seeming big or out of balance. There is not a discernable oak influence either, which I was a bit worried about going in. The tannins are still there to delcare that this wine is still very much a baby, but it was a beautiful glimpse into a wine that is destined for big things. Give a long decant, or if you only have a couple wait 3-5 years - 95+.
Winter Cabin Weekend; 1/23/2015-1/24/2015 (Cleveland, GA): Decanted 8 hours. Young nose, intense red mix of cherry and exotic fruits, and quite herbal with fresh microgreens. This is concentrated and masculine but already displaying an expansive palate of ripe, textured red fruit. With time, it will surely pick up more nuances. Clearly very good, but also young. 94+ Drink 2018-2030.
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