Sunday, July 25, 2021

Famiglia Anselma Barolo, 1998

This wine received positive reviews when it was first released, and it has more than surpassed estimates about its ability to age. At 23 years, it is showing impressive grace, elegance and beauty.

The color is deep with the orangeish tints typical of Nebbiolo. The bouquet is beautifully formed--dark cherries, spice, flowers. You can almost taste the flavors before the wine reaches your mouth. Doesn't explode but expands gently in the mouth with complex flavors. Everything I expect from a well aged Barolo. Coats the tongue and the roof of the mouth with dry, tannic fruit. Acidity keeps it lively and invites sip after sip. "Good to the last drop," one taster observed.

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