Wednesday 25 September 2013

Barolo On The Road - 2004 Vigna Giachini, Fratelli Revello

As for six months ago me and my better half is on a short vacation in the south of Sweden. Now as then I bring Barolo. Its a must. This first night I open this bottle:

2004 Barolo Vigna Giachini, Fratello Revello
When we visited Revello when the 04´s just were released I thought that the Giacchini were the most approachable. Time to check out how it is doing now.
The nose is wonderful pure and intense with sweet notes of red currants, hard cherry candy, licorice, thyme, mushrooms and some bonfire scents. Very, very fine. This has a hint of maturity. A high, crisp nose.
The taste feels younger than the nose with lots of sweet red currants, red cherries, cigarette ashes, mushrooms and dark minerals. The tannins are finely grained and integrated. This could use 2-4 years in the cellar but there is no problem finishing a bottle on this evening. Soon its time to check up on the Gattera, Conca and the Rocche dell´Annunziata.
92p   (tasted 2013/09)

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