• Lehto Likes this wine: 89 points

    December 31, 2021 - Had on NYE so no notes written down.

    Decanted for around 60-90 min. before serving but could have used a little more time. Opened up more during dinner. Really great Barolo for under €30 and I'm close to upping it to 90, but at this point it's very young and tight still. High acidity and medium+ tannins but showing some good fruit already but it needs more time to really tell if it's worth a 90-91 score.

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  • honest bob wrote: 90 points

    December 3, 2021 - From 75cl, excellent cork, decanted 90 minutes, during which the vice-like, bitter tannins took a step back. Still painfully young and angular, this has opened up aromatically since my last TN on 08.11.2020 and now shows spicy red fruit, just a hint of rose petals and just a hint of used, wet (Indian) tea leaves. Sweeter than expected on the entry, but the mid-palate is taut, lean and boy: when those puckering tannins set in you just know they mean business... Not even near entering maturity, but I bought a case of this promising myself to drink one bottle per year to learn how it develops. So far so good. For those with less than a whole case in the cellar, I think this should offer much greater pleasure from about 2025. 89-90P

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  • Chrly78 Likes this wine: 92 points

    November 13, 2021 - Red berries, cherry and roses on the nose.
    Taste is elegant and balanced with intense tannins and high acidity, cherry and raspberry. A very good Barolo!

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  • Lfholland Likes this wine:

    November 13, 2021 - Took about 3 hrs to fully open up for me, and I think it will be better in 5 years.

    Fairly expressive nose of ripe red fruit and licorice/herbal notes.

    Fairly concentrated ripe cherry core throughout, touch of licorice, bright acidity, firm tannins, and pepper on the finish.

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  • acyso wrote: 93 points

    October 24, 2021 - "Baby are you okay? You've barely touched your Char-spookerie." (Chicago, IL): Served double blind. Clearly Piedmont -- red fruited, bright, floral, and ever so charming. This is in the style of the post-modern producers, so it was a swing back to the classical style but with far more open and fresh red fruit. Somehow drinking very well at this generally awkward time for nebbiolo.

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  • DK Amateur wrote:

    October 8, 2021 - Excellent classic Barolo with tar, medicine and floral notes. Healthy tannins, seems quite ready to drink now but will surely hold.

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  • Martin_G wrote: 90 points

    October 2, 2021 - Very fresh, very much of citrus. Rather lean and elegant. The citrus can take over some times but not here. I feel confident a few years rest will do it some good. Average qpr id say, a notch above average if you prefer your Barolo light and elegant. 89/90, >90 potential.

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  • Wulffila Likes this wine: 91 points

    September 18, 2021 - Great QPR, ready to drink now, but no need to rush.

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  • Robmcl920 Likes this wine: 92 points

    September 16, 2021 - The nose was dark, spicy, and herbal with sweet dark red fruit, lavender, sage, menthol, sweet spice, and licorice. The palate is medium to light in body with dark red fruit, licorice, and spice notes, adding saline mineral notes and then ending on a finish of sweet spice and lavender. Compared to my previous tasting last year, I was a bit less impressed with the wine, but it is still a great QPR. I felt the wine was slightly diluted relative to what I’d prefer.

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  • dekevain Likes this wine: 91 points

    August 24, 2021 - Very well-balanced structure underpinning cherry, floral and tar scents. Powerful tannins as it should be. There’s clear and well-integrated oak helping to round off the wine in a very pleasant, rather long finish full of tart cherries. Great value Barolo.

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