The 1971 Sori San Lorenzo is now fully mature, although it has enough depth to drink well for another 5-10 years, perhaps longer. Sweet tobacco, mint, pine, licorice and dried cherries meld together in a pretty, perfumed Barbaresco that has reached its peak. The 1971 is one of the greatest of all Sori San Lorenzos, but judging from this bottle, there is no further upside to be gained through further cellaring. Interestingly, the 1971, like 1967 is labeled only Sori San Lorenzo, there is no mention of the Barbaresco appellation on the label.
Anticipated maturity: 2014-2014