Deep ruby-red. Sappy redcurrant liqueur, roast coffee, minerals, smoked meat and smoky oak on the nose. Wonderfully sweet and expansive yet with great reserves of structure. Firm acidity keeps the flavors bright and juicy. Partly hiding its great richness today. Very long and firmly tannic on the finish, with a late hint of caramel. A suggestion of medicinal austerity augurs well for the future of this Barolo. Stephen Tanzer, Vinous.