Cherry, leather, and spice bouquet slow to open on the nose
Moderately dense and smoky on the palate
More cherry and leather on the finish with herbs and tobacco
Well, don't drink this yet if you have some at home. If you see it on a restaurant wine list, take a pass and come back five years from now.
At a recent business dinner, we opened a magnum of this wine which ran us $230 but we never got to fully enjoy it. It was so slow to open that even though we sipped on it for a couple hours it just didn't develop much. This is a classically-produced Barolo that can take quite some time to develop in the bottle, so we probably shouldn't have even ordered it. For younger Italian wines grab something from Tuscany instead. Raise a glass to the mystery of aging wines!