The 2018 Barolo is a wine of extreme elegance and nuance. Dried red cherry, tobacco, dried flowers, mint and sweet spice are all nicely lifted in this sublime, delicate Barolo. All the elements fall into place so effortlessly. The 2018 naturally does not have the body of more important years, but it offers tons of persistence and fine balance. It has closed down quite a bit since I first tasted it a few months ago, which is probably a good sign. An opened bottle just got better and better over time.
Anticipated maturity: 2028-2043
Just mid ruby with orange tinges. Distinctive, minerally nose loaded with spice and still subdued with finely perfumed cherry fruit. Elegant palate with succulent raspberry and cherry fruit. There is a fullness on the palate but without being heavy. Great balance and length and with crunchy tannic bite on the finish. (WS)
Anticipated maturity: 2022-2032