Wednesday, November 28, 2007

1996 Ceretto, Barolo Bricco Rocche Brunate, Piemonte, Italy

Smoke and gun powder comes from this very closed Barolo. Despite this tight shield there is some elegancy underneath the surface. In the mouth the wine lands with hard acidity attack on first part of the mouth, with Barolo-bite , ripe fruit and herbs and leaves very little for the rest of the palate. It’s obvious that it’s way too young. After 7 hours on the decanter more happened, but it was only on day two that you could sense truffles mixed with menthol and alcohol. Thinking back on the great 1967 Ceretto – Barolo I enjoyed in December last year I will not touch my remaining bottles for 7-10 years from now. (88) for now.

Tasted 21. January 2005. Glass: Riedel Sommelier Burgundy Grand Cru

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