A unique and compelling young Barolo. This was a neat combination of the Northern Rhone and Barolo. I say that because I got this very energetic olive and meat note on the nose that I usually associate with Northern Rhone syrahs. Additionally, this had beautiful red florals, some lighter red fruits, and earth - traditional Barolo characteristics. Plenty of structure and firmness for this wine to go many many years. Very interesting wine.
Strawberry inferno on the nose, totally dominant. Also rosehip, vanilla and a touch of liquorice. Light, fresh and mineral. Fine and young tannins, medium acidity. Light textured, some sweet liquorice in the aftertaste but still, all about the strawberrys. This wine make me a bit perplexed, liked it a lot two years ago and expected a great future. Not so sure about that anymore, at all. Find it too sweet, the fruit is almost nothing but smashed strawberrys. Not sure there’s enough structure and fruit for this to develop in a satisfying way, perhaps the fruit will become too jammy? Anyway, time will tell, what I do know is that this doesn’t match my preferences right now. Drinkable and nice at the moment.
That amazing, crazy tapenade nose when first opened really couldn't belong to many other wines. Not typical barolo, but unique… After a very long decant was a bit more conventional, and sweeter strawberry fruit was showing as well. Not overly tannic, but it feels a bit unresolved and adolescent in some ways - I think there is a more subtle wine waiting to emerge with maturity. God lord it is interesting as it is though.
The grasshopper in Greenblanket loved the friendly accessibility of this wine but his inner ant wanted it to be in a reticent and ungiving dumb phase needing eight more years of development before it revealed it's slender, nuanced nature. WTF, It was delicious and true to it's roots and just great even with our Sunday Night Dinner Peruvian grilled chicken.
Pure strawberry jam on the nose, with a hint of figs and liquorice - almost grenache-like. A bit jammy on the palate too, with sweet fruit, medium acidity and sandy mid-weight tannins, that are not overly structured. Perhaps we'd expected more freshness, slenderness and elegance, with memories from last year's tasting. But it's a generous wine, easy to enjoy. The rich alcohol doesn't burn and and the jamminess goes well with cheese. Probably better drunk young - it might get heavier with time.
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(Comm. G.B. Burlotto Barolo Monvigliero, Verduno) Transparent red with a slight brownish-orange hue. An aromatic perfume of strawberry jelly mingles with hibiscus and honeysuckle. Ripe strawberry and star-fruit flavors, backed by fresh bay leaf, evolve into caramelized orange rind and cinnamon stick. Soft, unobtrusive tannins underlie a gracious palate, with no hint of the 14.5% alcohol. Simple as it seems at first, there’s much more here than meets the eye—including the fact that Burlotto continues to crush grapes for this wine by foot. Postmodern Barolo: The War That Never Was
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