The 1999 Barolo San Giovanni is laced with dark red and black fruits, melted road tar, graphite and violets, all supported by the firm, incisive tannins of the year. Aging in French oak has given the 1999 gorgeous texture and volume. The 1999 has developed beautifully in bottle and should continue to drink well for at least a handful of years.
Anticipated maturity: 2014-2021
Robert Parker 92
1999 Barolo San Giovanni-Dark ruby. The single-vineyard San Giovanni opens with deeply expressive nose of spices, toasted oak, tar, licorice, and smoke followed by layers of sweet dark fruit that unfold with notable expansiveness on the palate. It offers great balance in an irresistibly sensual style and should drink well to age twenty. 92/drink after 2009, 03/06
Anticipated maturity: 2006-2020