This has been a looong week - need some nice Barolo to wind down - and this really does the job.
2006 Barolo, Azelia
This normale is in a nice drinking window. The nose is open for business with lots of dried flowers, rosehips, autumn leaves, dried mushrooms and a lovely, velvety cherry fruit. Intoxicating. Very, very nice.
The taste is tighter than the nose leads you to believe, with a good tannin grip supporting the nice sweet fruit. Notes of lingonberries, red cherries, dry licorice, earth and dried mushrooms. Long, fine and balanced. A nice palate cleanser. Just what i needed tonight.
88p (tasted 2012/03)
Tomorrow I will dive into Azelia´s Bricco Fiasco - vintage 2001 and 2004 - will get back with a report.