*5R* 2016 Elvio Cogno "Cascina Nuova" Barolo (Piedmont, Italy)

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Weight: 5R

Varietal: Nebbiolo

Region: Barolo, Langhe, Piedmont, Italy

This is a rich, layered, substantial Barolo. The nose opens up with time, and offers florals and textbook, earthiness. On the palate, the wine is well-structured with fresh red fruits, dried leather, and truly splendid tannins that persist for 2-3 full minutes. It's drinking well now, especially for a young wine, and especially in comparison to recent vintages. It will, of course, cellar nicely for decades to come, so we recommend grabbing a case, and opening the first bottle tonight.