- posted 10 years ago
1997 Luigi Einaudi Barolo. I've posted notes on this before but it's been a while. I still have a few left from a case purchased on release. I opened last night with grilled veal chops and creamy polenta with white truffle butter. Dark red in the glass with just a faint hint of brick (I think many Barolos are normally a bit brickish in color) Typical Barolo nose of roses, tar, a bit of black tea and ripe black plums. Fairly ripe on the palate showing dense black cherry, plums, a bit of espresso and leather. Interesting sweet ripe fruit notes at the front with a fairly high toned acidity on the finish and fairly aggressive tannins. The wine could still use a few more years. "B+"