Color looks pretty advanced but the nose is more youthful. Shows classic old school Barbaresco scents of macerated cherry, faded rose petals, old barrels, and gravelly earth. In the mouth it’s pretty vigorous, showing those angular and mouth-coating ‘17 tannins, and while they’re prominent they’re not green or astringent. Intense, dry flavors are of dark cherry extract, savory dark, dried herbs, and cracked rock. Pretty good acidity and the finish is long. The tannins make food a requisite.
UPDATE: After 2 hours of air, the fruit is deepening and lessening the prominence of the tannins. Upping from initial 9.1 to 9.2. Air helps this puppy. — 2 months ago
2009 dark red with a fairly closed nose after being open for 2 hours, a medium body with limited complexity & a medium aftertaste . — 6 years ago
We had the 2015 Vintage on 7/17-18/22. Bouquet of red fruit and leather. Raspberry, strawberry, leather and tobacco on the palate. Medium bodied; Old World wine. The tannins were smoothed out. Very good — 7 months ago
Very smooth but a little closed for me right now. I wonder if it is just evolving. Still nice with dinner. — 3 years ago