Borgogno Barolo Riserva 1982

It shows what I know.  I tasted this wine blind and thought it was a good pinot noir of quite some years.  In my defence, if I may tentatively mount one in this conversation with myself at this point, nebbiolo is often said to be the pinot noir of Italy and at 29 years old perhaps some varietal definition can be lost.  Nah, just got it wrong.  Anyway, cherries, damp leaves and herbs were there by way of aroma.  On the palate, more of those flavours, with really evident acidity (the give away perhaps) and nice delicate length.  A good drink, if a bit austere for my taste.  88 points (7.3/10)

Abv: 13.5%
Price: around $100
Would I buy it having tasted it?  Probably, it's hard to say no to 29 year old Barolo for $100.
May 28, 2011


Andrew Graham said…
I've done the same thing before too. Old Nebs and old Pinot regularly look alike.

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