The high Australian dollar has seen a few more imports starting to arrive on retail shelves at healthier prices. This Barolo caught my attention at a smidgen under $30 a bottle, a region where change from a $100 note may be spoken of, but rarely sighted. Unfortunately, however, I cannot recommend this wine.
Quite pale in colour, and almost cloudy in appearance, its aromatics are of packet cherries and a touch of earth. Mostly, it is the aroma of simple fruit – like a hot climate wine. On the palate the wine has some sweetness, which is probably fruit sweetness, but there may be a little residual sugar too. Otherwise, candied fruit characters are predominant. The second glass of this wine was broadly ok, in the way that a $10 wine is generally perfectly fine, but never anything more than that. I had hoped for something a little more. Acceptable
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