A beautiful young Barolo. The nose is reticent at first, eventually showing very deep black and red cherry, tar, roses, soy(???), and a unique loamy note. This was consistent with the palate, which had very fine tannins and still showed some youthful flashiness. There was a touch of warmth on the backside. Medium finish. More parts brute than elegance, but it has a sufficient amount of each trait. I would look for this to improve with bottle age.
First slightly closed but opens up nicely with some air. Beautful red cherries and red currant aromatics with some cigar tobacco, tar, cedar wood, crushed violets, roses, licorice and menthol. Medium-full bodied with medium-high acidity and medium-high tannin that is silky. Great and long finish. A super traditional, classic and beautiful Brunate that still needed a bit of air but is at the beginning of its drinking window. I thought it would be shut down but it was surprisingly accessible with some air.
Subdued but flavorful, accessible now. Just 15 minutes of breathing allowed it to tone down and open. Tannins are firm but in check. Fruit core is a bit lacking though. Other typical characteristics of a good barolo are all there.
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