2005 Ruggeri Corsini Barolo "Corsini"
Youthful and bright now, this elegant wine will surely benefit from five to ten more years of cellar aging. At this point, the wine is very focused on oak-driven aromas of spice, cedar, chocolate, old leather and toasted nut but the quality of the fruit comes through. Drink with succulent red meats.
Blackberry on the nose, with flowers and hints of vanilla bean. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins, delicious fruit and a soft, caressing texture. Best after 2010. 480 cases made.
5 Stars Decanter "Tar, tobacco, dried roses aromas; big for the vintage, with long-lasting, fruity finish. Drink 2010-2025." (08/11) Located in Monforte d'Alba, in the heart of Piedmont's Langhe district, Il Podere Ruggeri Corsini was founded in 1995 by Loredana Addari and Nicola Argamante who purchased a working farm that previously sold its grapes to local wineries pursue the dream of making wine of their own. Corsini is a darling amongst the K&L staff; many have verticals of different Corsini wines tucked away in personal cellars. Serve the 2005 "Corsini" Barolo with intensely flavored dishes of braised stewed red meats or game (e.g. wild boar) that incoporate strong and spicy cheeses and you're in foodie heaven.