1996 Barolo, Bel Colle
Not your ordinary Barolo! Chosen by the Masters of the Cavaliere del Tartufo no less. 1200 bottles made.
It needs some time in the glass (after two hours decanting) to really open up with notes of undergrowth, dried raspberries, old oak furniture and violets. Some iron in the end. Rustic and very, very good.
The taste is tight and just mature with notes of rosehips, dried raspberries, gravel and dry licorice. A medium long finish with a fine warmth. Bottles like this will go on for 8+ years.
89p (tasted 2021/04)