It's odd, this bottle never received a single review and then tonight I see that it's not on the Snooth database and so I figured I'd simply post these tasting notes since this ended up being a very good Barbaresco and was a value in the terms of Bruno Giacosa.
Barbaresco 2001 (normale)
(And Yes I knew going in that I was opening this bottle too early but I got really curious.)
A light ruby red color with a slightly orange rim. Initially, bright cherry fruit on the nose with rose petal and a woodsy mushroom undertone. Very pure nose that sang Barbaresco and with time allowed the trademark of tar to rise from this wine’s bouquet. On the palette, medium bodied with raspberry and cranberry fruit and notes of tobacco on the long finish that turned to menthol and cherry. There’s a lot of chewy tannin that will take time to fade away before this wine can realize its true potential but the fruit was prominent enough to show that it should last the test of time.. This bottle was opened to early and even with the four hours of air it received in decanter, it didn’t quite show it’s true colors. I’d say this bottle needs a good 5 - 10 years before it should be sampled again.
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