3/2000. Acquired from New York, Apr-99 for $60.
A couple of weeks ago I tasted and was quite disappointed by the 1995 Cereto Barolo 'Prapo'. Let's see if this rendition, from one of the oldest wineries in Piemonte, is any better.
COLOR: Medium-dark garnet, some clearing around the rim. No sediment.
NOSE: Not much of a nose to speak of. And whatever is there has some acetic off-tones that did not bother me too much but were very unpleasant for Dorit. Nothing corky about the wine, just weak and nothing-to-write-home-about nose.
TASTE: On the palate the wine is definitely better than its nose would suggest. Not much fruit (but Barolo is not about fruit...), but good structure fine texture and relatively complex. Somewhat hollow winyness which, for such a non-fruity wine, becomes a bit annoying.
LENGTH: Medium and not particularly pleasant.
TEXTURE & BALANCE: Medium bodied wine with very good structure but not enough substance. Bones with little meat... Fine grip though and not a simpleton.
OVERALL: Very good only. My conclusion here is never again to buy Barolo from a vintage that is less than superb.
|MARK: 17/20.||BUY MORE? No.|
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