2004 Baroli Barolo Cerequio - Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo
Drunk over two evenings. Pretty good. A nose of sour black cherry, forest floor, liquorice, creosote and tartufi neri. Also, a touch of vanillin oak. On palate, a mix of dark and red berries, with an attractive umami, hoisin sauce element. Good mid palate weight and nervy acids, bringing freshness. The oak largely matched by the fruit, but a little drying on the finish. Probably about there now for drinking, but of course could be cellared. (91 pts.)
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Hi Howard, I have had a couple of the 04 Villero which was pretty good, although given my sketchy recollection suspect that it failed to ignite the senses.
Thanks for the note,
PS. yesterday in Mt Gambier reminded me of my childhood in Wellington. 100km/h winds, horizontal rain and temperature struggling to get above 8C.
Kent, I may have slightly overrated this Barolo. It reminded me of my recent Piemonte trip … Still, a servicable wine …
I’ll have you know that we’re having a relatively mild winter in Wellington this year … Although, to be fair, we did have a southerly this weekend, gusting to 140 kms …
Normal for Wellington then!
It is rather ‘fun’ when the planes land on that very short runway, and I suspect doubly so when gusty. I swear the pilots do handbrake turns.