Barolo Riserva Badarina 2011 DOCG
This nectar is a 100% Nebbiolo. The harvest took place the second/third decade of October. Stainless steel tanks were used for the fermentation. This Barolo, it is a Riserva. It means that the wine has to age at least 5 years before the release. This one aged 60 months in oak barrels, barriques and eventually in the bottle. Salute!
In the glass the wine has a wonderful garnet colour revealing its age. The intensity is medium. It is clear with no traces of deposit.
The aromas intensity is medium plus. As primary flavours, there are light hint of wild red fruits, violet and black pepper. The secondary aromas are instead sharper. There are clear notes of toast, smoke and cloves. The tertiaries remember the leather, earth, tobacco, game, forest floor and dried flowers.
In the mouth, the wine is dry with a high level of acidity and tannins. The nectar has pronounced flavour intensity. The fresh fruit almost disappear, it is more similar to preserved in alcohol one. The secondary aromas are even more protagonists of the scenes. There are marked hints of charred woods, toast, smoke and cloves. There are also elegant tertiary notes of leather, dark chocolate, earth and forest floor. The palate is incredibly clean after every sip; it is almost anesthetized. The lasting is medium plus.
This Barolo loves to show off its muscles. Especially on the palate, it is a triumph of virile secondary aromas, among which the charred wood stands out. The tertiaries remember the fine leather, the Kentucky tobacco and the dark chocolate. The tannins do an excellent job, making this nectar a perfect companion for a tick rib eye!
Final vote: 92
Price: £31 at waitrose.com