2011 Agostino Bosco "Neirane" Barolo (Previously $50)
Aromas and flavors of plums, chocolate and light prune. Full body, soft and velvety tannins and a savory finish.
The 2011 Barolo Neirane is a lovely, mid-weight wine that captures plenty of Verduno personality in its lifted, perfumed aromatics and bright, finely sculpted fruit. Sweet tobacco, amaro herbs, anise, dried flowers and cherry pit are all laced together in an attractive, gracious Barolo that will drink well now and for at least another handful of years. This is a strong showing from Bosco Agostino.
Enticing aromas of red rose, wild red berry and aromatic herb lead the way. The palate offers dried berry, grilled herb, mocha and toast alongside assertive tannins and nervous acidity. Give this a few years for the tannins to unfold. Drink after 2020.
Verduno. Just mid ruby with bright orange rim. Herbal on the nose with hints of cherry and raspberry. Supple, elegant mouthfeel and then almost Serralunga-like, firm tannins embedded in ripe, tangy strawberry fruit. Quite spectacular.