Big smoky lift to the aroma, there are also notes of tar, meat and maraschino cherry. It is rich and full, with good intensity and a silky mouthfeel. It finishes with sweet tannins and a lick of tart cherry carrying the flavors on.
Had the chance to try this wine both from a magnum and from a regular 750ml bottle. The smallest bottle more approachable and developed, however, in general it seemed that, Cavallottos have easily proved that Barbera can age greatly. If I had a choice to choose my house wine - this would be it. Very amicable, enjoyable, with hints of oaky, age complexity. Nothing to rave about for hours, but at the same time doing a great job as a food wine. Had it with wild boar stew. Great. Cheers!
A decent lunchtime wine but nothing more. The nose is quite nebbiolo like with flowers and tar. The nebbiolo comparison stops quickly though as on the palate this has no tannic backbone and structure - it is very smooth but somehwat lacking any sorth of punch and finish.
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