Initially rather musty, some think corked. Then this seems to wake up, showing classic Barolo notes of red fruit, cinnamon and dried spices. Then gets musty again. Something off here. Racines with Ray, Matt F.
Cork in near perfect shape considering the age, beautiful ruby coloration with slight bricking. Initial aromas of VA, tar, roses. Let it rest in a decanter for four hours and consumed over the following four hours. The wine was in remarkably good shape, some sediment but not as much as most Baroli of this age, intricate and shifting flavors of roses, leather, and everything else you would expect but all harmonious and balanced with good acidity. Tannin still present, this must have been a beast in the early years. Still going strong eight hours after opening and it was sad to see this beauty go. A very good bottle.
Bottle #065077. Upside-down label. Lots of black gunk in the neck and bottom of the cork. Only slight signs of bricking. Musty nose with mushroom notes dominating. Undertone on rose petals; not very much fruit on the nose. The palate is quite pretty, though this is definitely showing very slight signs of oxidation. Very restrained, with some earthy notes and tart red cherry. Tannins have completely faded away. Excellent.
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(Oddero Barolo) Bricked medium red color with ruby lights and pale meniscus; earthy, chlorine, subtle tobacco, dried roses nose; earthy, autumnal, beef jus, tangy, lamb jus palate; medium-plus finish 92+ pts. (least flashy of our flight of '67 Barolos, but good)
(Oddero Barolo) Very light red color with clear meniscus; maderized, dried berry, tea nose; medium bodied, chewy, dried berry, tar, roses, tart chocolate palate, much better than the nose; medium-plus finish
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