1996 Prunotto Barolo Bussia (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo)

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


Great bottle of wine. Started out a little rough, but it settled into a great place with 30 minutes of air. Brick red color and still a youthful Barolo that shows abundant tannins, and very pretty floral, tar, leather, and forest floor. Lovely plum and red berry fruit with silky texture. On the traditional side of the winemaking spectrum, but not so much so that the fruit would be lean. I wish I had more of this.

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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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