Time to taste the oldest and also the one I bought the most bottles of.
Winepunker tasted two wines from Virna Borgogno recently.
1996 Barolo Cannubi Boschis Riserva, Virna Borgogno
This needs one hour in the decanter to really open up. And when it does, and it keeps improving on through the evening, fine notes of cool cherries, dried raspberries, forest floor, violets, hard cherry candy and rosehips arises from the glass. Classy. From time to time it reminds me of a structured Burgundy, like a Nuits-St-George or a Pommard. Very good. Refined. This is still on the young side of things.
The taste is cool, taut and vigorous with some broad shouldered tannins and fine notes of red cherries, lingonberries, tar, rose petals and a autumn mushroom forest. The finish is long, fresh and dry with a fine earthiness. This will need another 6+ years in the cellar before it reach full maturity. A really fine wine that was bought for a song. I am glad I have more.
91p (tasted 2015/11)
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