Saturday 6 August 2016

Vacation Wines - Number Seventeen - 2012 Barolo Castagni, Reverdito

Always fun too taste something new. I have not tasted anything from this producer, of which I found a bottle in a Copenhagen shop recently. They don't seem to have a website, but I read somewhere that they were a more of a modern producer. If so, they have changed something for the 2012 vintage, or they choosed a more traditional approach to this cru, for this bottle is anything but a "modern" one.

2012 Barolo Castagni, Reverdito
Aaaah, what a beautiful, pure, young nose with noted of cool red cherries, lots of rose petals, red tea, wet asphalt and some cigarette smoke. Not that deep or stunningly complex, but oh so lovely on this evening with some truffle salami, Serrano ham and Tomme cheese. 
The taste is young, tight and medium bodied with notes of red cherries, cranberries, rosehips, betroot and dry tobacco. A long, tight finish with some rugged tannins. Will evolve well over the next 8+ years. A handsome wine, but more in a jeans and not a Zegna kind of way.
90p   (tasted 2016/08)

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