2001 Barolo Pajana, Domenico Clerico
Still on the young side of things, from decanting it took about four hours before it really hit its stride and, as usual, the last glass was the best. The 01 Pajana sports a deep, dark, perfumed nose with notes of black cherries, mushrooms, shoe polish, tobacco and a hint of mint. Very deep and fine. Gorgeous.
The taste is tigth and concentrated with notes of tar, dried mushrooms, hard cherry candy and Finnish licorice. Very long, luscious and lovely. 6+ years. Last tasted eight years ago.
95p (tasted 2020/08)