4-5 hour decant at first thought barely opened this quality Barolo but in glass we got some preview of its future majestic state. Initially utterly sealed on the nose. Very strong tannins still need integration & the perfumed rose & Black fruits were coaxed out by much glass swirling. So not complete infanticide but kinda close. Still fascinating though to glimpse the inner power of a developing Barolo — 4 days ago
Nice, ripe, modern delicious Barolo. Dang. This one has me leaning from the traditional. This wine is ready from cork pop, but was much better after 2 hrs of bottle decanting and probably has another 7 years left. Nose of herbs, soil, mushroom, cola, funeral flowers. Entry of flowers, raspberry cola, nice acidity and just a hair departed from full bodied. Complex. Beautiful wine. Finishes with some astringency and youthful oak tannin so this one has a while left. Tobacco, herb, soil. Dang. If you have these, now is the time. — 12 days ago
Dense crimson with a tawny rim - the colour of cold black tea. Tarry dusty aromatic nuances, somewhat intoxicating in this excellent vintage. Menthol, Balsamic aromas and a note of dried meat. Fine resolved tannins. So easy to drink. Medium plus intensity. Like most Italian wines designed to accompany food but this was so good and rich you could have it on its own. — 3 days ago
Unique expression. Considerable brett, right up to my threshold, meaty and animal, savory, tar and leather about. Its got time still, but the powerful Serralunga tannins hold strong despite their grace. Love this vintage and the spine of acid it carries, really lively and nervous wines. Solid by all means — 6 days ago
Have had this in the cellar for five years, wanted to wait til it was a decade old.
Olives, tar, fennel, plum skin, cherries and earth. Plenty of life ahead but so good now.
Needs air and needs food. Paired with NY strip, asparagus with preserved lemon, and garlic mashed potatoes. Boozy and grippy. — 8 days ago
This delicious Barolo from the 2000 vintage was a delicious treat and at age of 20 is is still full of life. The wine is well balanced, very elegant and sophisticated. The nose is a nice mix of black currents, black cherries, light touch of coffee and earthy notes, medium body, smooth and round. The finish is complex and delicious. My score 92, drink to 2024. — 4 days ago
Thank you Dr. Frank! What a treat at lunch. Soft old Barolo nose. Dirt barnyard. Wow! You Gotta be kidding me on this 50-year-old! Talk about a gem. The fruit is still there. Sweet sour cherry absolutely dynamic continually changing quickly. ￼￼￼ — 12 hours ago
Jonathon brought back from Italy. I thought would not be ready/too tannic but was proved wrong. After 30 min huge bouquet of cherry/red fruit. Beautifully integrated tannins with cherry and other red guitar with mild oak tinge . Delicious want more. Will be good next 2 decades but why wait. A beauty. — 10 days ago