Sharing wine experiences with an emphasis on "terroir" wines of great character in the absence of scores.
2004 Mauro Veglio Barolo Vigneto Arborina. Had this wine with dinner tonight and it’s a good one. Extremely youthful, still, the wood has finally fully integrated and it is in complete balance. What makes this special is its enticing eucalyptus and mentholated tobacco character that really stands out. Finish for days, and this can be kept for at least another decade or two with proper storage.
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.