dark red with garnet hue - lots of sediment. Decanted and poured this showed a very volatile (worrisome) fragrance. That disappeared to reveal very ripe fruit. All of the olfactory notes found in an aged vintage port but no raisin or over ripeness. Also some savoury odour. Very rich in the mouth, the abundant flesh and ripe dark fruit hides the tannin. Long and beautiful.
Garnet with some bricking on the rim. On the nose some funky dank odors that blew off quickly. Then dark red fruits, spearmint, a touch of vanilla folding into chocolate. Fabulous line of acid on the palate paired with deep rich fruit. Lots of typical tar and then mint again plus licorice and those intense red fruits. Attractive, finely nubbed texture on palate. Very approachable now with just a short decant. Still feels quite young though and just at the beginning of its drinking window.
On it's way down, I fear - burnt, almost pruny notes seem to dominate, and while the wine and the tannins are still correct, it is certainly a barolo, I do find lack of balance here. i think this was build for earlier consumption.
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