2001 Poderi Luigi Einaudi Barolo (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo)

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Barolo, Italy, Langhe, Nebbiolo, Piedmont, Red Wine

Popped and poured and followed over a number of hours. Smells very woodsy and oaky. On the palate, good cherry, vanilla, spice, and menthol. Has some classic Nebbiolo typicity with tar and floral components. Tannins are remarkably subtle and fine grained. I’d say this is good, but not great, and I’m definitely worried about whether the oak will ever fully integrate. Probably a more modern Barolo that I was having trouble with. Outstanding freshness though, and certainly not boring.

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