Decanted for two hours. Medium red/ruby. Medium intensity nose of red fruit and dried flowers. On the palate, red fruit, some herbs and earth, and more dried flowers. Very well integrated, medium tannin; medium-plus acid; medium-bodied. This is drinking so very well right now, and it is not a shame to drink now as the tannins are very approachable; waiting is fine for tertiary flavors, but the fruit is quite pretty now. 92-93
2 hour slo-o followed by 90 minutes in the decanter. The wine needed every bit of the time to begin to open. As it began to blossom, the underlying pedigree was apparent. Like many 2001 Barolos, this is still a bit asleep, but beginning to wake up. Tannins were soft, palate had good balance and acidity, but needs a bit more cellar time.
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