Friday 25 October 2013

Drinking Tonight - 2004 Barolo Vigna Gattera, Fratello Revello

A couple of weeks ago I opened the 04 Vigna Giachini and liked it a lot. This evening it was time for one of the other wines in the Revello portfolio, the Vigna Gattera. I had it with some delicatessen - truffle salami, fenocchio, San Daniele ham and some aged Gruyere.

2004 Barolo Vigna Gattera, Fratello Revello
Even with a few hours in the decanter the Gattera behaves like an adolescent. It takes some swirling to get aromas of dark cherries, black tea, wood smoke, rosehips and tar to rise from the glass. Very, very young but there is potential here. Deep.
The taste is young, backwards and powerful with lots of ripe cherries and additional notes of rosehips, undergrowth, balsa wood and dried flowers. A very long, intense finish with a hefty dose of sweet tannins. This needs some serious time in the cellar, I would say 6-8 years before its time to open another bottle.
90p   (tasted 2013/10)

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