Pale-medium ruby color with garnet rim.
Aromas of red fruit, leather, tomato leaf.
Dry. Flavors of rose, orange zest, leather, tar. Rich, firm tannins.
Finish: 5/5 — 12 days ago
Medium deep ruby , quite young looking . Some dry , wood spice at first then raspberry, red cherry . Quite sweet on the palate , cherry , touch of anis and mint . Quite rich and generous , firm gritty tannins , touch of alcohol warmth noticeable . Good balanced acidity . Showing pretty young still , s bit rustic in style , showing the warmth of the vintage . Needs a bit more time , better in 3–5 years and will last well a further 5-8 — a month ago
Lovely Barolo. 2007 drinking well. Decant and let it breath, you won’t be disappointed! — 5 months ago
Definitely a great way to end the day! — 9 days ago
Puckeringly dry party in a liter bottle - imagine a jammy stone — 5 months ago
“Remarkable when good. Almost always rustic. Let’s see how the bottle opens up tonight.”
DC’s comment pretty much sums up my somewhat limited experience with the wines of Lorenzo Accomasso, and evidently this bottle has done little to change our opinion. While it was certainly the most complex number of the night as it was constantly evolving with air, the level of volatile acidity in the 13’ Riserva Rocche dell’Annunziata was really testing my limits. Having said that, if my more extensive experience with the wines of Musar is of any relevance, this is bound to do a Benjamin Button and freshen up with another decade in the cellar.
Opened some 5 hours before our tasting session, it was all dark and brooding in the first pour. Plums, mocha, spiced meat, and leather aromas, all enveloped in a rather pesky sheen of acetone. Subsequent pours seemed to bring more elegance with aromas of dark red cherries, licorice, dusty rose petals, and even hints of iodine developing. The acetone note was somewhat tamer later in the night, though still very much discernible. The palate mirrors the nose - all dark fruits, leather, tar, sweet spices, and a touch of VA warmth at the start; more red-fruits, licorice, and heaps of black tea by the end of the night. Concentrated and beautifully textured, with fine yet austere tannins. Overall, a bottle I’m grateful to drink and ponder, but best to keep others under locks for another decade. — a month ago
2018 was better. 2019 is smoothier, earthy, vanilla with some pleasant fruit and pepper. — 6 months ago