This is my kind of Barolo. Not only is showing hints of bottle development (wet autumnal leaf, brown spice, slight bricking to the colour) but it is red-fruited and only medium-bodied. It sits at the elegant end of Barolo, rather than being an absolute blockbuster of a wine (which I must say, I do also have time for). Perhaps it is the pinch of age that helps here, but the fruit seems to have a real ‘pop’ to it. Flavours are elevated, lively and are really singing at 8 years of age. Pomegranate, dried strawberry, touches of rhubarb, orange zest, turned earth and Aperol are all characters that exist on the palate. Then the tannins kick in in a fine, chalky and integrated manner. Great Barolo. 4 dozen only. – Ches Cook, FWC.