Pio Cesare Barolo 2006

This is a seriously interesting Barolo.  Decant it first though.  Aromatics were initially a little dumb – oak, coconut, a bit sweet smelling.  After a few minutes, complex and attractive aromatics of anise, vanilla bean, menthol, earth and Christmas cake emerged.  The palate was a similar story.  It opened to quite drying and powdery tannins with tobacco and thyme flavours.  Nothing special.  Yet, with time in the glass – say 10 minutes – it suddenly put on some very attractive weight.  Its plushness grew and grew, with cherries, plums, tobacco and earthy notes all emerging, while the tannins seemed to resolve.  This is a serious Barolo that will reward drinking over the next 10 years.  Very Good

Abv: 14.5%
Price: $100
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Website: http://www.piocesare.it/home.htm
Tasted: 2013
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