TN: 2018 Massolino - Barolo (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo)

2018 Massolino Barolo - Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo (12/12/2022)
– decanted for approx. 1 hr. before initial taste –
– tasted no-blind over approx. 2 hrs on Day 1; revisited on Day 2 –

NOSE: Day 1: light and red-fruited with a distinct caraway seed note; light asphalt; pomegranate and earthy strawberry; moderately expressive. Day 2 saw the aromatics turn more towards medicinal cherry.

BODY: pinkish/mahogany/ruby color of medium-shallow depth; light to medium-light bodied.

TASTE: Day 1: lightly drying tannins; red-fruited; medium to medium+ acidity; seems closed/reserved right now, which is to be expected, of course. Day 2: still light/tight, but it did seem a bit more full today; dark red fruits; still tannic; a bit savory; 14.5% alc. is somehow well-hidden. HOLD.