This wine is for lovers of an older style of Barolo. It has cherry and leather aromas, a touch of mint and white chocolate. On the palate, though, there is some leaness and astringency that is certainly classic and even elegant, but might not appeal to everyone. It should age, however, and the astringency should soften.
Roger Voss covers Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, the Loire and South-West France as well as Portugal. His passion is matching food with wine, bringing the pleasures of the table to wine lovers. He has written six books on wine and food, and was previously national correspondent on wine for the London Daily Telegraph. He is based in the Bordeaux region.