Nose is relatively mute initially. But then each aroma reveals itself. Beautiful cherry, like stunning and detailed cherry like you will not believe. Holy shit. Sawdust. Like wood shop, end of class, 8th grade sawdust. So pure. Spice. Some roses. Heavenly nose. Palate is exquisite. Amazing ripe tannins intermingled with dynamic fresh and super deep cherry fruit. Palate is elegant. No hard edges. Superb power and concentration. Dense yet lithe. Superb sap and length. Amazing build on the finish. One of those finishes when you think it ends it really is just beginning. Wow. After like 15 minutes this nose goes into overdrive. Just an insane perfume that leaps out of the glass. — 4 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. — 5 days 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. — 7 days ago
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 — a day 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. — a day 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. — 8 days ago
Balls to the wall Nebbiolo. Love Ghemme. Funky nose of cherry, hint of barnyard, nuts, spice, mint and sour cherry. It’s great but wild. I suspect with air it will become more tame. Palate is gorgeous. Deep and ripe. Terrific fruit that cuts a swath across the palate. Rustic and energetic with again, sick deep cherry fruit that echoes on the long finish with gorgeously ripe tannins. Big wine and even bigger fruit, tannins and terrific freshness. If you’re not drinking ripe vintages in Alto Piemonte you’re doing it wrong. — 18 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 hours ago
Some of the stink of great old Barolo with hints of Madeira and a deep ry fruit. Licorice and faded rose. A great color, deep pure and intense. On the palate deep secondary fruit. Leather, dark fruit. Very clear and pure. A great bottle. — 3 days ago