1961 Barolo Riserva

August 22, 2014

Name:Barolo Riserva
Vintage:1961
Type:Red Wine
Varietal:Nebbiolo
Producer:Giacomo Borgogno & Figli
Region:Italy / Piedmont / Langhe / Barolo/ Barolo

Bigger and little less dimensional than the ’58, but at the same time it is more focused. Showing age, but in a proper way. Tertiary / oxidative notes are reasonable and in check. The palate is pleasantly sharper. Not only in the acidity aspect, but overall it felt more gathered. Darker and broody, with tar and truffle well intertwined with dark vs. red fruit (think cherry). It was definitely the loudest of the four.

2001 Paleo Rosso

August 18, 2014

Name:Paleo Rosso
Vintage:2001
Type:Red Wine
Varietal:Cabernet Franc
Producer:Le Macchiole
Region:Italy / Toscana / Bolgheri

Tasted less ready than ’02, but very good form. Tannins are yet to settle, however, do a fine job playing in tune with the rest of the composition. Very good, but needs time.