This wine is bright ruby-garnet in colour. With the grapes sourced from different sub-areas of Serralunga, there is a spectrum of perfumes on the nose, ranging from spicy to sweet, floral and fruit. The palate is a classic example of the region; full-bodied, elegant and well structured, with great ageing ability.
|Style||Dry, Red, Full Bodied, Floral Perfume, Tannic, Spice.|
I must confess that having been brought up with French and German wines, I am Italian wine naive. Over time, I had heard conflicting reports of Barolo- from "overhyped" to "Nectar of the Gods". Prior to this, I had twice bought "budget Barolo" only to be unimpressed. This was silly, as the lower end of a range is very unlikely to be either representative of the genre or to indicate what its true potential will be.
Recently I had a friend visiting, who I knew to be a Barolo aficionado. I also knew that I had to serve the real deal- just as I would not entertain a concert Violinist with a grade-three squeaky violinist!
This wine was chosen under the guidance of my friends here at Aitken's. My visitor was superlative in her description, appreciation, and enjoyment of this wine. I too was impressed and realised my earlier past errors of buying budget (not from Aitken's I might add!). So thank you, Aitken's.
So what does this wine look and taste like? It is unlike the Bordeau that I am used to, being lighter and clearer in colour. It is not as "heavy" either but does not lack in character, flavour, or finesse. It was extremely smooth and I found it very enjoyable. I can now understand the reputation that it has acquired, and this wine is certainly not "overhyped". This is a wine that you will not tire of drinking, but rather will be disappointed when the last drop has left the bottle.
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