Giacomo Borgogno & Figli – Riserva 2008 – Barolo

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Developed colour here, with a light ruby core and a rather tawny orange rim. Complex nose, with some development. It is showing more of a dried fruitiness; like dried cherry, some candied fruit, chocolate and a fine spiciness. There is also some wood present, like cedar wood, tobacco. Good bite on the palate. It appears a bit dry at first. It is certainly a wine that needs it’s time to open up. It is good weight here, with a lot of extract. Tannins there are just about to start to integrate. They leave a good impression on the palate, because it really keeps lingering. The finish is truly very long. With fine layers of flavour like red cherry, some mix red berries. With a dash of those spices like orange peel, ginger. This is certainly a wine with a maturity and development, but it does have a youthful acidity to it. So it is a good lift on the palate in terms of freshness and acidity. Complex wine that certainly needs some age to open up. I would happily drink it from today and over. I mean this will continue to go on for 10, 15, 20 years depending on what style you like.

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