As lovely as the oxidised, rusty color is, the nose and palate on the '06 Oeddero Villero are still tight and grapey, the palate being especially tannic. I goofed, never should have opened this but I knew that going in; sometimes I choose a wine with my heart instead of my head. Strangely the Oddero comes across as tannic without having a lot of structure or fruit. Perhaps it has shut down for the time being. The other bottle won't see the light of day for at least another five years.
Decant 1 hour. Red/brown color with some bricking on the edges. A bit of a floral aroma/herbs/leather. Very astringent right now... Makes your cheeks pucker in. Raisin/prune on the palette with maybe some red fruit. The tannins are overpowering. Not sure about this one... I'll try my other bottle in 5 or 10 years... But will it be any better then?
Realmente extraño. Al principio una nariz perfecta con rosas podridas y brea. Decayendo muy rápido y transformándose en un horrible olor a medicina. En boca ácido, amaderado y angulado necesitando tiempo para suavizarse. No es la clase de Barolo que me gusta de todas formas.
Old-world, elegant and refined with pretty notes of fresh strawberry and cherry along with smoke, leather, tar, licorice and a beautiful floral character. This is tightly wrapped in fine tannins displaying excellent focus and purity. The finish is ultra-long and chewy. Needs serious time to unwind. Aged in 20-hectoliter oak barrels for 30 months. (Best 2016-2026)
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