★ Good Wine “The label on this wine is beautiful. For this vintage, the winery had just purchased brand new oak, and it shows on this. Dried fruit, hints of treacle and oak smoke on the nose. The body is tannic, as you’d expect, but moreso than I’d anticipated given nearly 10 years. It’s all rose, earth and cocoa with a real savoury grippy character. I love tight, tannic Barolo when there’s purity in the fruit, but here it’s just stained with oak. A nice Barolo but it should be better.”
Grown in: Piedmont, ITALY.
Disclosure & Price
£63.50 Beckford Bottle Shop, Bath.
Reviewed and tasted: 5 November 2022