A wine of true finesse and balance, the 2009 Barolo is a spectacular and singular expressions of traditional Nebbiolo. Classic in all senses, structurally, aromatically, and of course, in its long ageability.
The nose shows black cherries, violets and rose petals, followed by flavors of cherries, spices, mint and leather. In the mouth the wine is medium-bodied and already quite pleasant, with deep and ripe tannins. The finish is persistent, with good freshness, fruit and integrated alcohol. The wine can certainly benefit from some cellaring
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (RP): 94+
"The 2009 Barolo (aged three years in botte grande and one year in bottle) opens with a crystalline, ruby color and shows extreme focus and precision. Rosehip, forest berry, wild mint, lightly toasted pine nut, dried ginger and underbrush all appear on the ever-changing bouquet. The wine is extremely finessed and silky on the close with beautiful menthol freshness at the end. In Barolo tradition, fruit was normally sourced from many vineyards. The concept of single vineyards is relatively new. In keeping with tradition, this Barolo sees fruit from the Canubbi, San Lorenzo, Rue, and Rocche di La Morra vineyards"