Monday, February 28, 2011

2005 Barolo

2005 Abbona La Pieve Barolo

2005 Marziano Abbona La Pieve, DOCG Barolo

I need to pay more attention to this producer. The first bottle I tasted, a 2005 Ravera, was just absolutely stunning. Brilliantly authentic and pure, just touching all those sensory sweet spots. Just all love.

So would this simpler bottling be as satisfying? Oh yes. Deeply. Such aroma, earth and truffles, minerals and red fruit. So aromatic, so elegant, with a concentrated intensity. Finely structured and grippy, but tannins are very integrated. Certainly very approachable and drinking brilliantly right now. What continues to amaze me with Barolo is how well the alcohol is integrated into the wine. These are all 14% abv and above, but show absolute balance.

True beauty.


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