2003 Roagna Barolo Vigna Rionda (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo)

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

This wine is incredible. Light, ruby red color. The nose just leaps out of the glass with red berries, earth, peet moss, autumnal leaves and tar. Smells exactly like some of the Giacosas I’ve had the good fortune to taste. It’s light on its feet and dances across the palate effortlessly with amazing purity of fruit, silky texture, and gripping tannins. Finishes strong. This is one of the best young Barolos I’ve ever tasted and I can only wager a guess as to just how great this will be in another 10+ years. This is a very traditional Barolo, and I don’t know how Barolo can get a whole lot better than this. A wine to buy by the case.

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I am not a professional wine taster, nor do I have any professional training in the wine trade. I am a wine enthusiast who has spent countless hours tasting wines of many different styles. My palate is not aligned with a single wine critic, and I call all wines "as I taste them". My site is a source of tasting notes and wine recommendations as well as warnings without conflict of interest. You'll just have to figure out how your palate aligns with mine. My palate generally tends to veer towards Old-World wines that put a premium on terroir and lovely balance and finesse, rather than raw power...please keep that in mind as you read my notes.

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