My initial thought was to focus on the 2013 vintage for this flight, but the Bartolo Mascarello is so young, I chose the 2012 instead. Canonica’s 2013 Barolo Paiagallo is another very pretty, translucent, classically built wine. Next to the other wines on the table, the Paiagallo comes across as a bit diffuse, with its aromatics, fruit and structure each in their own space and not woven together into a cohesive whole. The 2013 is still a delicious Barolo, but on this night, well, there are a lot of fabulous wines in the tasting.
Anticipated maturity: 2018-2028
Barolo. Cask sample. Tasted blind. Maturing mid ruby with orange rim. Hints of candied fruit on the nose and a little herbal. Quite ripe and a little singed on the palate. (WS)
Anticipated maturity: 2017-2028