Sharing wine experiences with an emphasis on "terroir" wines of great character in the absence of scores.
2004 Mauro Veglio Barolo Castelletto was an interesting wine to follow for two nights. On night one, it felt unyielding, tannic, slightly shrill and out of balance. By night two, it had balanced out quite nicely. The acid had mellowed, the oak had integrated, the fruit had receded and the tannins had rounded. Still only a good wine to drink, not a great one. Given this and prior bottles, I would tend to stay clear of this producer and bottling in the future.
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.