Friday, December 7, 2012

Maybe the kids are alright

1996 Giovanni Corino Barolo Arborina

Very pretty nose full of cherry compote and savory notes. I really dug the texture as well. Some of these modernist Barolo are really turning out nicely, if different from traditionally styled wines. This is good aromatically and the palate is heading towards resolution.  The tannin that remains is of the finer sort and compliments food nicely. Corino has always done pretty well for me. It has a Barolo headiness with the relative gentleness of La Morra. There are some nice spicey compliments to the normal fruit and savory notes, although not so much rose petal. This is lovely now, but should improve over the short term. Those who like Barolo with the fruit gone should wait longer, but you probably wouldn't own this wine anyway.

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