Update Day 2: I really liked this even more on day as everything grew on the below from day 1, the palate and the intensity all went up 2 notches! This exceeds the really good 2018 and should easily have the stuffing to age which is why this grape is getting so much attention in Barolo these days.
Day 1: I just tasted this last night, I got into a bottle and will see how it evolves over a few days. Preliminarily this is really good, better than the very good 2018 I last had at this stage, as it should be as it's a better vintage. The nose is med/med+, as this grape is typically more pronounced in flavor than aroma, where the flavors here are more med+. The coravin glass I had opened up nicely over 30 minutes, deepening with notes of apples and peach, a light background touch of honey and almonds, subtle and elegant minerality underpins it all. Med+ finish shows the texture this grape is know for in a med+ weight. — 18 hours ago
Beautiful red berry, rosy aromatics with a hint of black pepper and tar.
Lean with tamer tannins than expected.
Very fun first experience with Caremark:)
— 2 days ago
I am a complete fan for this wine and producer. I have enjoyed different vintages and it has been a very consistent joy. This one is no different. Despite a crumbly cork.. the wine was a survivor! Rich perfume from the start. It’s special and it’s deep. Love the classic Barolo color. Purple at center brightening from there to orange at the rim. It’s still clear when you swirl to look through it and it has excellent lines. This wine has weight and heft. It lingers on the palate and covers with depth and an array of flavors and feels. My most obvious assessor applies to this wine. I can always tell what I like best by how fast it goes. This went down lightning fast. It opened well and because the cork was garbage it required a decant which I likely would have done anyway… Seventeen years in I would say this one has matured to its near peak. Fantastic bottle of wine. — 5 days ago
Tawny in colour and surprisingly transparent in parts. Menthol, dusty cherries, roses and a note of orange rind. With air in the decanter this medium bodied wine developed more weight on the delicious palate. Fine powdery tannins which you can smell and taste. Just a gorgeous nose which needed air. One of the 1001 wines and considered to be the embodiment of traditional Barolo. — 22 days ago
Hot vintage Barolo
2011 required winemaking skill to create complex & interesting wines
Served with the Vinlog System
👃Perfumed & candied red fruit, cinnamon, spice, tar, roses, & resin. Spectacular
👅Good balance of fruit, acidity, & tannins. Lovely finish and pleasant tannins
The remaining wine “Slow Decanted” in my refrigerator
👅Smoke, tar, red fruit, pine resin, and a bit of spice. Elegant & beautiful
Very enjoyable now but it has plenty of life ahead. This wine should not suffer a narrow or short drinking window despite the 2011 conditions. In fact, I would expect this wine to become more serious with additional bottle age🍷🍷
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Spring of 2022, $26. succulent mouth feel, perfect with heavier white Wine foods￼￼￼ — 7 months ago