Somewhat muted nose of smoke, tobacco, and spicy cherry
Steely core, tart and minerally
Finish of mushrooms, earth, and smoke; medium-bodied
The three wine reviewers of The Wine Cask Blog enjoyed this wine together at PB's house. Believe it or not, we decanted it about five hours before drinking it to encourage the wine to open up. I don't think it ever really did. It's the style of Barolo that's meant to be cellared for another ten years or so. It seemed muted and reluctant to show its stuff.
We paid $47 for the wine, which is a tad below the average price of a bottle of Barolo these days. If you have some, be patient with it. Also, see Billy's review of this wine on December 30, 2007. Raise a glass!