ITEM 8007970 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased at auction
...drawn from a two-hectare parcel in Villero, in Castiglione Falletto... ...Wild cherry, summer plum, white stone, limestone, cola and camphor ash emerge with balanced intensity. The Enrico VI is framed by very fine and silky tannins that add a firm backbone. This wine is tightly stitched together...
Extremely perfumed with chocolate, walnuts, hazelnuts and dried strawberries. Roses, too. Hints of chocolate. Full and complex with a gorgeous palate that’s full of flavor and structure.
The 2016 Barolo Enrico VI is bright, translucent and super-expressive. Freshly cut flowers, mint, pine, spice and sweet red cherry are all beautifully lifted. Medium in body and precise, with stunning nuance, the 2016 is a positively stellar wine that shows the more refined side of the Villero cru. Villero Barolos can be a bit tough, especially in the early going, but the 2016 Enrico VI is a super elegant and classy exception.
Menthol and tar aromas and flavors lead off in this red, followed by cherry, plum, tobacco and loamy earth notes. The dense tannins are assertive, yet not overly astringent, and there is ample fruit to offset them. Fine length.
Aromas of baked plum, French oak and underbrush shape the nose along with whiffs of iris. Densely concentrated, the enveloping palate features fleshy black cherry, licorice and coconut alongside, velvety, close-grained tannins and the warmth of evident alcohol.
...fine, fragrant, concentrated nose laced with a posh oak note. There is a certain richness that just veers off from dried fruit. Mouth-filling, focused and elegant all at the same time. Succulent acidity and polished tannins. Sweet fruit and oak on the finish and gorgeous fresh acidity.