(Mostly) Barolo Dinner (Osteria Langhe - Chicago IL): Open and decanted several hours. Lots of red cherry, licorice and clove. Open and pleasurable right now, but I didn't find the same level of complexity and potential here vs the 1997 vintage in the next glass.
Slightly more mature vs last time tried earlier this year, still showing good floral notes, mature red fruit, licorice and sweet spice. Has the structure to be good for a decade+ but just not as nuanced as that previous bottle that showed greater long-term potential.
This may have been an off bottle, perhaps heat damaged as it had a pruney taste throughout that never blew off. Consumed over a few hours watching the NBA playoffs. Definitely not a pop and pour wine. I noticed a few other notes that suggested that extended decanting might have made a difference.
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