*5R* 2016 Giovanni Rosso "Serralunga d'Alba" Barolo (Piedmont, Italy)

Weight: 5R

Varietal: Nebbiolo

Region: BaroloPiedmont, Italy


A number of the 2015 Barolo are drinking well right now, and this one seriously overdelivers for the money. Giovanni Rosso makes very fine wines, and this bottling is no exception. The textbook Nebbiolo nose is perfumed with savory leather and hints of rosewater. On the palate, the tannins are perfectly balanced with bright acidity and concentrated flavors of red berries, black plum, and hints of vanilla. This wine will age very well... but once you open a bottle, it will be a challenge to wait much longer on the others.