Succulent fillets of veal, fried cauliflowers with bacon and a red wine sauce made out of Barolo left overs, made up this Friday dinner.
What to open?
How about another bottle from the underrated vintage of 1993? Since nobody else (well almost) is interested in this vintage, I keep snapping these bottles up for virtually nothing. I paid 20 Euro for this one...
1993 Barolo Vigneti Brunate, Francesco Borgogno
The nose is deep, mature and meaty with notes of dried up cherry jam, dried mushrooms, bonfire, violets and asphalt. Rich and fine. A very fine dried up sweetness. Some animal scents. Very good.
The taste is tight, dry and mature with notes of dried black currants, rosehips, violets and dry liquorice. Long, sandy and fine. A fine warmth. Very, very good. A fully mature Barolo, and drinking fine tonight.
88p (tasted 2017/02)