2005 Aurelio Settimo Rocche, DOCG Barolo
Opened alongside the previous Barolo, this one from the same vintage, but different cru - Rocche of Castiglione. Luminous hue, earthy and quite rustic. Immediately projects a less refined aura compared to the Revello, but showing quite a bit of minerality. Oh, how I live for minerality in a wine - a true sign of greatness, and authentic expression of place. Energetic, linear on the palate, spicy finish. Elegant once it gets into your mouth, with a developed sweetness.
So intoxicating. Between the two Barolos, almost lost my mind. If blanc de blancs Champagnes are referred to as nipple-erectors for your lady guests, Barolos certainly achieve the same effect for gentlemen.