Here's a classic Barolo that shows impressive freshness for the 2009 vintage. Bright berry and floral aromas and lip-smacking cherry-berry flavors balance firm but fine tannins. Not much complexity, but lovely finesse.
Italian Editor Kerin O’Keefe reviews all Italian wines for Wine Enthusiast. Previously she wrote regularly on Italian wine for Wine News, World of Fine Wine and Decanter. She is the author of Franco Biondi Santi: The Gentleman of Brunello (2005), Brunello di Montalcino: Understanding and Appreciating One of Italy's Greatest Wines (2012) and Barolo and Barbaresco: The King and Queen of Italian Wine (2014).Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.