Thursday, August 15, 2013

E. Pira Chiara Boschis Barolo Cannubi

Some posts ago I commented on my Barolo tastings in Piedmont. Barolo is a wine which really requires aging. I therefore was looking forward to opening a 2000 E Pira Chiara Boschis Barolo Cannubi.

This famous vineyard wine has quite an aromatic bouquet. On the palate, I tasted red and black cherry in a slightly smokey package. The wine is very focussed and goes down the palate with the same intensity finishing very long. The tannins are very silky and have softened beautifully. In many ways, this wine has quite a modern, new world feel. It is medium bodied, fruit focussed, not super complex, and elegant.

This wine will live another 5-10 years at current level, but might be drinking at its peak now.

Score: 96/+++

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