Very, very ripe fruit, with strawberries and plums galore. Turns to Indian spices and cedar. Full-bodied, with an exquisite palate of utlraripe tannins that turn to velvet.
... explodes onto the palate with layers of raspberry jam, new leather, licorice and spices, showing tons of intensity, expressive inner sweetness and an impossibly long, powerful finish...
Very impressive nose on this. Bright, fresh and ripe fruit jump out of the glass. Think blueberries and mulberries. A pensive wine with a full body layered with beautiful fruit. This is deep and fascinating.
Deep aromas of redcurrant, smoke and earth. Also rather backward, but shows a lighter touch than the Carobric, with sweeter fruit. Intensely flavored but not weighty, with more classic Barolo energy and notes of flowers and tar.
There is probably just as much tannin in this wine as the Carobric but the fruit is much more intense so disguises it. Some real richness...
...the very good Bric del Fiasc is the best of the 2000 selections. Austere and stylish on the nose, it has assertive pepper and liquorice aromas that are well reflected on the soft palate.