This was the staff pick at our 2007 Barolo tasting last night and judging by the post-tasting sales it was wine of the night for many who attended too! 2007 was a warm year in Barolo and in general produced riper, more forward wines with easier-going tannins. This Pio Cesare managed to retain a bit more structure though, and this was part of the appeal.
This was classic Barolo, the perfumed nose all rose, bitter cherry and a bit of earthy goodness. The palate, while softer and more approachable than a more classic vintage, offered fine tannins and acid and terrific depth of fruit with dark cherry flavours and a hint of licorice. While it’s delicious to taste now, 3-4+ years in the cellar should really see this blossom.