Terredavino – Essenze 2010 – Barolo

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Red wine with a fully developed colour, rather tawny. The nose has a certain complexity, very traditional style here with dry fruity notes, rose petals, some wood and chocolate praline; something sweet in there. Good grip on the palate; it’s a medium weight with quite pronounced tannin, still with a high extract underlined by that quite sweet fruity character with notes of dried cherry, dried plum. It still has a certain complexity, I like the spiciness here. It definitely has length as well. No new oak, traditional style in old barrels; but very good length, then more sweet fruit and that spiciness emerging on the finish. I like this style a lot; this particular example still feels a bit youthful to me, but then again when I think about traditional gastronomy with it like risotto with mushroom or anything in that direction would certainly make the wine more appealing and friendlier, so good potential here.

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