Ruby in color, purple swirls. The nose is dusty with dried roses, some tar and cherries. Classic and very nice. On the palate, this is deep, complex and layered. Layers of cherries, dried cherries, forest floor and tar. It explodes ans it unwinds in the glass. Still youthful as it closes in on maturity. Long finish. Great with a creamy pasta dish, and probably almost every other food as well. This is one of the top Barolos out there and great in almost every vintage, but this vintage is right there again!