This is a seriously interesting Barolo. Decant it first though. Aromatics were initially a little dumb - oak, coconut, a bit sweet smelling. After a few minutes, complex and attractive aromatics of anise, vanilla bean, menthol, earth and Christmas cake emerged. The palate was a similar story. It opened to quite drying and powdery tannins with tobacco and thyme flavours. Nothing special. Yet, with time in the glass - say 10 minutes - it suddenly put on some very attractive weight. Its plushness grew and grew, with cherries, plums, tobacco and earthy notes all emerging, while the tannins seemed to resolve. This is a serious Barolo that will reward drinking over the next 10 years. Very Good
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