2004 Mauro Veglio Barolo Castelletto (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo)

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

Seems like a more modern/international style of Barolo. Big upfront plum and blackberry fruit. Tar, some tobacco, and more dark fruit. Explosive and surprisingly rich on the palate. As the wine comes up to room temperature, the oak treatment becomes more evident. Sweet and ripe tannins, but this remains dry and doesn’t show any overt sweetness or jamminess. Overall, this is good, but I am unsure how it will age. Seems a little low on acidity to make old bones, but I have 5 left, so I’ll keep trying one every year or two.

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