Saturday 4 May 2013

Barolo On The Road - 1998 Brunate, Vietti

Me and my better half is on a short vacation in the souh of Sweden, and after some salivating posts like these -
I just had to bring some Barolo with me. First evening, a perennial favourite, the

1998 Barolo Brunate, Vietti
The nose opens a bit shy but with some air it evolves into a magnificent semi mature Barolo - full of dried cherries, mushrooms - both dried and fresh, licorice, rosehips, autumn leaves and a touch of truffels. Ethereal in the try sense of the word. Beautiful.
The taste is tighter and less mature than the nose with lovely notes of ripe cherries, licorice, veal stock and a hint of milk chocolate. The finish is long, elegant and fresh. Will surely evolve some more in the coming 5+ years, but this is impossible to resist today.
95p   (tasted 2013/04)

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