Tonight I have opened the 2012 Prunotto Barolo. A beautiful to look at ruby in color, almost looks like a pinot noir in color.
Initially the nose was very weak, but with letting the wine sit and then aggressive swirling this wine began to reveal itself. Red fruit came forth with cherry notes and raspberry. Then I was able to detect licorice, alcohol, vanilla, rose, white pepper and dusty soil.
On the palate the same red fruit was very prevalent with notes of tart cherry, raspberry, licorice, clay pot, eucalyptus, menthol, herbs and earth.
This is a medium to full bodied wine more to the medium bodied side with medium+ acidity and medium+ fine chewy tannins that lead to an elegant finesse driven long finish. With Christmas upon us please while out and about doing your shopping and visiting please be safe. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷 — 3 days ago
My own Barolo vs. Brunello,2013, half bottle, same price, challenge:
the Barolo was ethereal... light but fragrant. Roses. Olives. Drinking beautifully now but of course it should go longer. The brunello was cherry, earthy, medium tannins, tighter... but also showing well at an early age. I'm buying another of the Barolo. — 11 days ago
Oh god. Maybe my red wine of the year. Nose is cherry flower plum skin and lilacs. Simply fantastic. Palate is grand cru burgundy made from Nebbiolo. Terrific density. Perfect balance. Juicy cherry finish. Simple awesome. Bought from Fass selections. ... really expansive on the palate as it opens. But in a classy way not a sledgehammer way... this is so fresh and juicy I can’t believe it’s 12 years old. ... ok at 90 minutes this is god juice. Basically extra dimensional cherry licorice juice. Cherry flavored crack cocaine on the finish. — 2 days ago
What a wine! The fruit is broad, complex and deep. There’s great purity here and a beautifully balanced finish. The wood is perfectly settled to provide a backbone and depth. On the palate this is beautiful... for a 40 year old wine this is awesome and this is an exceptionally good bottle — 6 days ago
Wow. What a brilliant bottle of Barolo. Huge, deep and stunning nose. Chestnut, mid season cherry, so much fruit. Loads of spice, flowers and Piedmontese “sous-bois.” Minty and ethereal. Just stunning. Palate is even better. It’s so harmonious with exquisitely defined fruit and freshness. Startling purity and even some brilliant finesse. It is long, elegant, fresh and floral. Brilliant. What a finish. — 21 hours ago
This was the best out of the four Voerzio Barolos opened this night. Although young after being opened and decanted for 3 hours it began to soften up and show amazing fruit, flowers and touches of earth notes. The true beauty laid in the raspberry tea leaf, wild strawberries, red cherries, and sweet tea character amongst many other beautiful notes that came and went as the wine developed with time. Truly amazing and a must for Italian wine lovers! Cheers to me. Voerzio — 6 days ago
Vintage 2005 / Noble and classic smell from this #nebbiolo wine from #piemonte. Minerality and high acidity. A seductive wine without that creepy earthiness I dislike. Tasted blind I did not recognise this as nebbiolo. It is time to revise my opinion about #Barolo. — 4 days ago