Much darker than the '61 Riserva and '64 drank the same evening. Dark flavours on the nose, with prunes and raisins, sour-sweet dark berries and a hint of marzipan. Heavy on the palate, a bit plump, with over-ripe fruits. Ends relatively short. Storage probably too warm.
Even better than my last bottle, this is a stunningly good, mature Barolo. Lighter red with bricking on edges. Wonderful aromas of mushrooms cooked in Bovril, earthy, with a whiff of roses and violets. Tastes of all these with faint dusty cherry as well. Deceptively fine, elegant, very smooth, but with pronounced acidity and even a bit of light tannin still evident. I decanted this for 45 minutes before drinking, and it definitely needed the time open to bloom.
Double decanted 4 hours prior to serving. Light ruddy brick color and slightly cloudy. Muted aromas of tar and roses, classic old Barolo just a bit subdued aromatically. Beautiful old wine flavors on the palate with nuance, layers, balance, and a silky texture. A lighter more feminine Borolo (vintage?) with a moderate finish. A lovely wine.
Brick color. Definitely an older wine, little fruit besides a faint dried cherry, but has wonderful tobacco, cedar, vanilla and spices. Very light, elegant and easy to drink, with good length and acidity. Long fine finish. Drinks well right now.
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(Giacomo Conterno Barolo) Bricked light medium orange red color with pale meniscus; autumnal, venison jus, dried red fruit nose; rich, tasty, dried cherry, ginger cake palate, rich and appealing; long finish
(Giacomo Conterno Barolo) Bricked medium brown color with ruby lights; classic tar, roses, tea nose; wonderful, balanced, sweet, mature, elegant, dried cherry, raspberry palate with grip, should easily go for another 20 more years; long finish
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