Sunday, March 7, 2010

Clerico, Ginestra, Barolo 1997

Deep red, some rim evolution.

Vinturi - integrated, deep nose - savory toasted nut/earth, menthol and roasted meat. No fruit showing.

Intense and packed for Nebbiolo with acid-driven tannin slowly shutting the mouth down. Cherry, herb and earth flavors really in the background, still. Almost "mineral" feel as structural synergy coats the front teeth. Not even remotely close to maturity. Interesting, impressive, but I doubt this will ever sing like the '96.