Sunday, June 18, 2023

Gigi Rosso Barolo Arione, 2001

Gigi Rosso is a very good source of traditional Barolo, and Arione is one of the top vineyards in the appellation. According to critics, this 2001 may not be the best vintage of Gigi Rosso's Arione, but it is very, very good tonight with grilled lamb chops.

Medium deep garnet wtih orangish tints at the rim. Expressive bouquet of cherries, roses and cloves. Beautiful Nebbiolo fruit. Substantial tannins showing up as Barolo grip on the mid-palate but ample acidity keeps it bouncing on the palate toward a long, licorice-toned finish. Better than the last bottle I had in December of 2016, and I think it will be even better in a few years.

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