Thursday, May 8, 2008

2000 Andrea Oberto, Barolo Rocche, Piemonte, Italy

Red fruit, violets, anise, smoke and most of all dried fruit with raisins character (not to be compared with the raisins you find in an Amarone). The wine is dead charming, open and very smooth without any raw Barolo edges. The taste is great – making a dry landing at first, but then transforming fast into a velvet and good balanced finish with seductive light berries closing the wine. A very delicate Barolo, which could easily be drunk now. To go higher in rating I missed more sharp profile in terms of structural precision, but still a very charming wine. (93)

Tasted 22 of September 2005. Glass: Riedel Sommelier Burgundy Grand Cru

2000 Andrea Oberto, Barolo Rocche, Piemonte, Italy

A wine which had a good Barolo characteristic, violets and cherry - but a warm element from the core takes a bit purity and nerve away from the action. Taste is quite nice; however this warm element was there again. My guests loved it and thought it was an awesome wine (91)

Mon 21 Aug, 2006

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