This Barolo shows its pedigree from Serralunga, home to the most powerful and age-worthy wines in the denomination. It opens with aromas of underbrush, tobacco, leather and cherries marinated in spirits. These carry over to the palate along with notes of sage and licorice. The assertive tannic spine needs time to soften and promises serious aging potential. Drink 2020–2040.
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.