This was a bit disappointing but an example proving that you often get what you pay for.  This was $30 on release, from a great vintage.  It seemed like a no brainer, and it's ok.  Hopefully, it will still improve a bit as it is young.  Light ruby in color.  The nose has some cherries and baking spice.  On the palate, the cherries continue.  Pretty one dimensional.  Medium tannins.  Good acidity.  It needs food and will go with just about anything.  Overall, the wine is a nice wine, that will work at the dinner table and was not expensive.  But, there is nothing I taste to suggest Barolo.  No tar, no roses, no depth, no tannins.  Perhaps this was just in a bad place or not a great bottle.  I will check in on another bottle soon.  

Grade: 
B
Score: 
86
Vintage: 
2010
Current Price: 
$52.00USD

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