2007 Cavalier Bartolomeo "Solanotto Altenasso" Barolo
Violet, black currant and raspberry aromas and flavors dominate this deep red, accented by tobacco and underbrush. Vibrant and assertive in a positive way, with energy and a fresh finish tinged with white pepper and tobacco. Best from 2015 through 2028. (Web Only- 2012)
This pretty Barolo opens with inky-dark concentration and warm aromas of wet earth, button mushroom, ripe berry fruit and dark spice. The wine shows excellent structure with firm tannins and a long, drying, intense feel on the finish.
From JancisRobinson.com: "Castiglione Falletto. Deep ruby with narrow orange rim. Quite precise, focused but with lots of ripeness on the nose. Velvety on the attack with roundness of fruit and fragrant ongoing aromas on a muscular tannic finish." (09/2011)