En riktigt trevlig kväll med 21 vingårdsspecifika Barolos alla från årgång 2004. Väldigt lärorikt med klar skillnad mellan kommuner och lägen.
Detta är i hård konkurrens med Monfortino kvällens vin. Ett helt fantastiskt vin. En otroligt parfymerad doft med massor av rosor, ren fräsch frukt av både jordgubbar, körsbär och hallon, apelsinskal, tjära och skogsmark och tryffel. Ett väldigt kraftfullt , men samtidigt väldigt elegant, komplext, rent, lätt och transparant på en och samma gång. Mycket bättre än så här kan det inte bli. Just nu är man jäkligt glad att man har en låda i källaren av detta vin som kommer att utvecklas i decennier framöver.
Wow! Well, what can one say? We popped 21 bottles of Cru Barolo - 2004 tonight, in order to really dig into the real details of the communes, with this horizontal tasting. This was, in an extremely hard competition, my wine of the night at the end (maybe, such a close competition!?). Nose is almost beyond words. Super concentrated and at the same time airy and perfumed. Like walking straight into an exploding blossoming rose garden! Red roses, rose petals, perfumed rose, with some red flowers, even more red roses and some violets on top. Amazingly floral. Secondary layers showing loads of red cherries, strawberries and raspberries, some fine herbs, third layers with touch of tar, shoe polish, leather, orange peels and spices. Layered and very complex. Palate is almost hedonistically concentrated (naturally, not man-made), but still in some weird way airy and transparent at the same time? Cherries, pretty raspberries, spices & herbs, among some ingredients, with excellent length and really full bodied, with a superb and fine, fresh acidity to balance this whole package. Continues to grow and develop until the glass (much to fast) is empty. This is still truly a baby, and very far from peak, but such an amazing and beautiful wine already. I would however wait a few years still before opening my bottles, if I was lucky enough to have any in my cellar, since I believe that so much is still to come, that I would not want to miss out. (97 – 99)
Tasting dinner at Christies (London) with Bruna Giacosa. Limited notes. Brambles, concentration, approachable but with so much more to offer of left for four or five years. Should plateau easily 25yrs from vintage. 93+
Drank over two days. This is intense. Pronounced nose of tar, roses, strawberry and other red fruit. The tar became secondary with time but this gave way to big red fruit with noticeable tannin and structure yet this still had a pretty airey quality. Beautiful on day 2. This needs lots of time but is and will be a great Barolo.
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(Bruno Giacosa Barolo Riserva Le Rocche del Falletto di Serralunga d'Alba) Medium red color with pale meniscus; dried cherry, tar, baked cherry nose; tasty, tight, dried cherry, dried berry, tar, black fruit, chocolate palate; medium-plus finish
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