Friday, 28 October 2016

Friday Dinner Barolo - 2009 Barolo Riserva, Elio Sandri

I needed something young and perky to go with a nice juicy steak, owen baked carrots and a truffle bearnaise sauce. My eyes caugth this bottle.

2009 Barolo Riserva, Elio Sandri
This is a charmer from the first sniff to the last! A young, upfront nose with lovely notes of sweet red currants, red cherries, blood oranges, sweet rosehips and a gorgeous perfumed aroma. Just lovely. There is a lightness to it that is beautiful, yet you can sense the structure and depth beneath.
The taste is young, firm and slender with notes of red currants, dried raspberries, bakelite and gravel. A long, medium bodied finish with some palpable tannins. A very fine texture. Will surely be even better in 6+ years time, but sadly, this was my only bottle.
92p   (tasted 2016/10)

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