Thursday 12 October 2017

Eight Bottles Of Barolo

1980 Barolo, Coppo
A deep, laid back nose with lots of maturity and notes of moist undergrowth, dried cherries, candle grease and mosquito repellent. Holding up fine in the glass for a couple of hours.
The taste is medium bodied with a high acidity and notes of dried red fruits, mushrooms, gravel and dry tobacco. A fine warmth in the dry, medium long finish. Has kept well over the years.
86p   (tasted 2017/08)

2011 Barolo, Silvio Grasso
An open, fruity nose with notes of cooked cherries, strawberries, hot spices and dried flowers. Very good. Some pipe tobacco aromas after a while.
The taste is young and warm with notes of cherry compote, forest floor, fried mushrooms and a hint of dark chocolate. Long and fine.
87p   (tasted 2017/03)

2012 Barolo, Andrea Oberto
A warm, fine nose with notes of ripe strawberries, forest floor, raspberry licorice and sun warm rocks. A fine warmth. Very good.
The taste is young, round and warm with notes of sour/sweet raspberries, licorice, asphalt and warm tiles. A nice tannin bite in the end of the finish. Still young of course but I don´t think this is for the long haul.
87p   (tasted 2017/09)

2009 Barolo Pressenda, Marziano Abbona
A deep, spicy nose with notes of warm black cherries, earth, raspberry licorice and dark roses. Deep and fine. A hint of tobacco with some air. Very, very good.
The taste gives a fine dry mouthfeel with notes of red and black cherries, undergrowth, warm sand and tobacco. Long and structured. A very fine warmth. 5+ years.
90p   (tasted 2017/08)

2013 Barolo, Diego Conterno
A finely tuned, cool and precise nose with notes of ripening red cherries, licorice, smoke and a touch of wild strawberries, Very nice.
The taste is young and stylish with notes of cranberries, dried strawberries, violets and earth, Silky, vibrant tannins. Give it 4+ years. Very, very good. Another winner from the 13 vintage.
91p   (tasted 2017/09)

2007 Barolo Riserva Vigna Della Serra, Feyles
A very fine, high, spicy nose with notes of dried raspberries, tar, bakelite and some smoke. Lively and refined. Very, very good.
The taste is tight and warm with notes of ripe lingonberries, dry licorice, smoke and rosehips. There are some sturdy tannins in the long, structured finish. Really fine. 8+ years.
91p   (tasted 2017/05)

1983 Barolo, Piero Lanzavecchia
A very mature, soft nose with notes of dried mushrooms, tomatoe purée, warm sand, undergrowth and dry licorice. Mature, a bit laid back and nice.
The taste is mature, dry and medium bodied with notes of dried red fruits, rosehips and gravel. Ends a bit on the dry side. Good enough.
83p   (tasted 2017/08)

2008 Barolo Vigna Gancia, Mauro Molino
A deep, warm nose with scents of walking in a autumn forest and additional notes of asphalt, rose petals and a touch of cinnamon. Really fine and interesting.
The taste is tight and dry with notes of hard cherry candy, dried strawberries, bakelite and some forest floor. A very fine finish with sandy tannins and a good acidity.
90p   (tasted 2017/08)

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