Thursday 13 February 2014

In Need Of More Barolo - 1966 Barolo, Marchesi di Barolo

As I mentioned in the previous post, Barolo have been somewhat neglected recently. Tonight I open a bottle of mature Nebbiolo juice.

1966 Barolo, Marchesi di Barolo
It opens a bit funky but with an hour in a decanter the glass is full of aromas of dried mushrooms, cherry candy, sweet tobacco, overripe plums and moist, worm filled earth. A touch meaty. Old fashioned and fine. Lots of dried up sweetness. Very good.
The taste is rather big, mature and seedy with notes of dried cherries, chewing tobacco, cold coffee, autumn leaves and mushrooms. A medium long, dry finish with a nice warmth. Still drinking fine, but this is a tad over the hill. Better on the nose.
83p   (tasted 2014/02)

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