This bottle was the third part of a really fun ensemble of Barolos, generously shared and curated by our friend Tim.
Once again, served blind after a lengthy slow-ox; all the while knowing we were drinking Barolo but that’s it. This bottle had rather obvious signs of age with loads of sediment (though most was decanted off) and a rather pronounced orange rim. On the nose, there was tar for dayzzzz! Secondary characteristics were dominant with dried cherries, balsamico, earth, and truffles. The finish was savory and delicious.
I was sure this was old but I wasn’t sure how old. Revealed as a 1985 Fratelli Monchiero, a producer I was unfamiliar with. Our host mentioned that it came across DOA when the cork was pulled but his experience with old Barolo proved this had a chance to come around; I’m so grateful he showed the patience necessary. A lovely experience. — 5 days ago
Very noticeable cherry with leather notes - — 14 days ago
Wowza! Even though youthful, unresolved and somewhat closed, this wine exudes beauty and finesse in the making. More old world in style, a pretty translucent garnet color with fine but noticeable tannin. Semi-ripe cherries, leather, and mushroom with hints of orange peel and rose petals. As others have noted, quite Burgundian in style. Strongly recommend, and plan to revisit in 3-5yrs. — 5 days ago
Love this stuff. Light red fruit with a touch of pepper. — 11 days ago
nose of cherry cola and a hint of gingerbread. light bodied, cranberry and cherries on the palate. paired well with shepherd’s pie. — 11 days ago
とは言え、ボルドーグラスで。 — 9 days ago
Cherry notes, quite dry. Very smooth easy to pair and drink. — 17 days ago