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Community Tasting Notes (8) Avg Score: 93.3 points

  • Pale ruby, significantly transparent at the rim. Looks like an old burgundy. Smells a lot like a 60s burgundy with rose petal, leather, earth, touch of farmyard but plenty of fruit left in this old bottle. Original “regime” bottle and cork was wizened but intact. I really like it but Jeff Z was not very moved whilst I just so happy that something 81 years old could deliver a pleasurable and thoughtful moment. Still had good fruit in it and life and freshness. Good but I agree the 1947 I had a year ago was even better.

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  • At vertical tasting of Borgogno Barolo Riserva 1937-1971.

    E: Red/brown, clear.

    N: Exciting, quite complex. Deep umami notes.

    P: Soft yet lively, nutty, very nice fruit. A pleasure to get to drink a wine that has past its 80 year mark. (If it was genuine, that is - some in the audience suspected forgery.)

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  • Very tertiary to begin with, offaly, fried liver, old leather, soy, hoisin, beef stock, black olive. Freshened considerably with a 2 hour decant to reveal bright red fruits, baking spice, gingerbread.

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  • Very pale, orange-brick, almost dark salmon. Slightly sherried but still remarkably true to Barolo still, tar and roses yes but more delicate, nuanced. The fruit has fried out a fair bit and the tannins completely resolved but the acidity did not stick out and overall, it was an amazingly successful wine, given its 1937 age.

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  • Stood for a week and given a 4hr decant, this showed lots of tertiary notes with wet leaves. Original red-cap with Musolini labelling. Clear medium-deep crimson. A little too much acid for the fruit, this didn't seem to improve with air and wasn't near the quality of the superb 1947 Riserva opened recently. I have a few more of these and will try another soon. Perfect fill and cork so I am not sure this was faulty - there is a lot of vintage variation with these old Borgogno's. OK but outclassed by other Barolos today. Try another soon. Drink up, 92-93pts

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