Cascina Cucco – Cerrati – Vigna Cucco Riserva 2007 – Barolo

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Developed colour here, with nothing blue at all, it’s a light ruby core and a tawny rim. Expressive nose, displaying maturity and a certain complexity here. There’s a sweet fruity character here like prune and dried cherry, but also a floral component, classic rose petals, some spicy notes, tobacco. Very expressive. Good weight on the palate, it’s a wine that has got a certain evolution and complexity. There’s still a fair deal of tannin in there, but I think they’re just about to integrate at this stage of development. Fresh acidity backing up that quite sweet and dried fruit character, with a complex spiciness going on. Not really any hints of new oak but more traditional style, used oak. It certainly has a length, it definitely has complexity. Good drinkability right now, and I think that this wine is staring to offer when we talk about drinkability; however it will still gain much more nuance and complexity from further aging.

Tasted by the Best Sommelier of the World, Andreas Larsson.