Thursday, 1 March 2012

Giovanni Manzone, Barolo 2007 Castelletto

First taste from the bottle of this 2007 Barolo which appears to be a mid-weight ruby wine. The nose is a little shy but a few swirls reveal some attractive Nebbiolo fruit in the ethereal style I love so much. The fruit on the palate is more generous but there is no doubting the tannins here although they are less pronounced than with the Gramolere (which was glorious after three days!). This needs a little more time but it is refreshing to find a Barolo that doesn't weigh me down. A lovely wine - one day.

After an hour or so, the wine seems to close up structurally but the fruit has gained some weight and complexity.

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