Alluring and complex aromas of cherry, liquorice, sandalwood and leather segue into sweet berry, floral and spice flavours in this red, which is still a bit monolithic, but harmonious and youthful, with a long finish and a spicy aftertaste.
Darkly concentrated and rich, it sets the stage beautifully for 2009 Barolo thanks to its enormous grace, power and elegance. Where it really wins praise, however, is in the mouth. It shows solid grip and firm tannic tenacity that is bold and muscular without going over the top. It moves steadily over the palate in an exceptional manner. The bouquet opens to wild cherry, black liquorice and drying notes of crushed white pepper.
This is rich and layered with such beautiful ripe fruit and chocolate, lightly toasted oak, and flowers. It‘s full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a long, long finish. There is so much beauty and richness to this.