1999 Eraldo Viberti Barolo Riserva


  • Italy
  • Piedmont
  • Langhe
  • Barolo

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  • La Cave d'Argent Likes this wine: 92 points

    October 16, 2017 - 2017 New York Wine Experience Trip; 10/16/2017-10/25/2017 (New York City, NY): Despite being quite overpriced on a New York City restaurant's wine list and mishandled by the sommelier, this Barolo is still a joy to drink. Deep ruby and flush with earthy black cherry on the nose, it adds notes of tarragon, cardamom and tobacco. Medium-bodied, freshly acidic, lightly oaked and with nicely integrated alcohol (listed as 14%), it delivers flavors mirroring the nose and closes with good length. Unfortunately, sampling of this wine was cut significantly short because the sommelier, despite decantation, did not take the time to actually separate the wine from its sediment. At least 20% of this overpriced bottle was wasted, tainted by bitter, visible sediment. Assuming that the server of this wine observes basic decanting skills, it should show well for several more years. Drink now-2022.

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  • thewineoceros commented:

    7/28/20, 12:22 PM - I just wanted to say that I thoroughly enjoyed your detailed and highly engaging 9 day trip around NY! Really appreciate you taking the time to share your experiences and culinary adventure. Thank you

  • La Cave d'Argent commented:

    7/28/20, 1:10 PM - Thank you for your kind words. Writing up wine and food excursions makes it easy for me to reminisce about good times (and recall details that I had forgotten). Cheers!

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