Day 2 note on this; translucent ruby in the glass, with mentholated cherries on the nose.
Sweet and sour cherry fruit on the palate, decent acidity and persistence on the finish. This kind of got "lost" on Christmas Eve next to the '01 Monprivato, but by itself I'm actually enjoying it quite a bit tonight with pizza.
Fragrant and perfumed aromas of roses and sap. Roses, dark cherries, tea on the palate. More advanced than last year's bottle, more slightly zest and tannic tea flavors at the expense of previously dominant sweet dark cherry and mint notes. Still, unmistakably more fleshy and more complex that '01 Serralunga and '00 Cerretta. Drinking very well now.
Surprisingly unevolved and young. Very primary and plummy, no secondaries. I thought this would have shown more development. Very balanced, not tannic, but still needs time. With Nicos, at the White Farmhouse, Dunbeath, the Highlands, Scotland.
Almost five years, to the day, since my last bottle (on the Disney Cruise, August 2008), but I opened this one tonight to compare/contrast with last night's 2001 G. Rosso Barolo Serralunga. This '01 Cerretta is more structured, with tart cranberry, raspberry tea and more tannins still present, along with a drier, tea like mouthfeel. This can still be cellared longer . . . which is also how I compared the Serralunga to the Cerretta five years ago. At Compo Beach with Abbey.
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