My third time with this now, the two previous having been during Nebbiolo Prima in 2011. Now, as before, I'm at a loss for words. Initially very off-putting (50 yr old) aromas that subsided over the full course of two hours in decanter. One of the greatest transformations I've witnessed because by the two hour mark, and steadily into the third and fourth hours as this was finished, this was positively signing, and clearly signaled another decade is yet ahead. Head-spinningly good with a black truffle/agnolotti dish. very highly recommended
Etheric, gentle roses remain, and there was a blip at the one hour mark where she tried to rouse herself, but this sweet little old lady's best days are behind her. Nice acidity, and very subtly stylish and complex. Not off or flawed in any way, not even dried out, just past her prime. A marvelous experience however, and greatly appreciated.
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(Oddero Barolo) Bricked light medium orange red color with 3 millimeter clear meniscus; truffle, venison jus, autumnal nose, that somehow invokes a vision of a long ago late fall dinner in the Italian countryside following a successful hunt; tasty, elegant, light venison jus, with restrained power; long finish
(Oddero Barolo) Bricked medium red color with pale meniscus; herbal, dill, a little VA, dried orange, truffle nose; tight, mature, dried cherry, dried orange, cinnamon, roses palate; long finish 93+ pts.
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