Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Guido Porro Lazzairasco Barolo, 2009

Square2009 was a particularly warm vintage in the Piedmont, and Kerin O'Keefe advises drinking most wines "through 2019." I agree; this Barolo is drinking beautifully right now. I prefer it over the  2013 San Silvestri Patres (below), although both are excellent wines.

Lighter than the San Silvestri and more garnet tones (not a bad sign for a Barolo). Initially, the two wines are aromatically similar but within a couple of hours, the Lazzairasco starts to show dark tones of licorice as well as plums, cherries and leather. On the palate, it's smoother and less tannic. Nothing to inhibit the lovely Nebbiolo flavors. I am in Piedmont heaven tonight.

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