Celebrating 5 years with my bride at our usual spot, Wild Olives in Rosemary Beach.
My exposure to Barolo may be limited but this was easily the best one I’ve ever had. Highly perfumed with rustic cherries, mint sprigs, licorice, menthol, clove, tobacco. Went down the pipe smooth as all get out - so pretty. Paired with elk from Colorado that was killed just one day prior to being served to us. — 24 days ago
Pale lemon with aromas of stone and tropical fruits with blossom notes. On the palate peach, apple, pear and lemon zest flavors with some brioche notes. Medium finish fresh ending with mineral notes. Drink now no benefit in aging. I like the ‘17, great integration of fruit. luscious is losing its youthfulness, but still ok. — 10 days ago
Absolutely fantastic Barbera D’Alba. Very aromatic, totally indicative of Alba, so much expression of land and place. Monforte. $28 at B21. Drinkable now but has huge potential for age-ability, 6-10 years in cellar. One of the best Barbera’s I’ve tasted in a long time.! — 11 days ago
Soft but very present tannin, medium body, a bit stringent Dark dry cherry flavors with earthy edge and pleasant lingering dry finish. — 2 days ago