This was a group favorite at a recent wine tasting group of Barolo's.  It is still somewhat tight and needed some air.  Ruby in color, slightly orange at the rim.  The nose has some volatile acidity but perhaps just enough to raise the aromatics.  Ir has raspberries, dust, and slight rose petals.  On the palate, this has firm tannins.  Cherry fruit with underlying tar/minerals.  Very nice texture.  Good balance.  For my tastes, this needs a few more years and should be good for fifteen or so years after that.  It will work well with stews and casseroles but it really will work better with food.  

Grade: 
A-
Score: 
92
Vintage: 
2004

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