This 13 year old Barolo needed some serious time in the decanter before open up. Then is displayed a handsome, earthy nose with notes of ripe red cherries, rosehips, licorice and dried up raspberry jam. Very deep and fine. Not a hint of heat from the vintage on the nose.
The taste is rustic elegant and structured with notes of earth, red cherries, roses and licorice. A hint of warm truffles. Very, very good. There is a smidge of warmth in the finish. Still young, 6+ years.
Always when I drink a bottle from Marengo I vividly remember The Barolo Boys first visit to Marco and Jenny in April of 2008 and walking away deeply impressed.
92p (tasted 2020/11)