1998 Barolo from Piedmont
Despite its age, the 1998 Barolo Riserva of Borgogno shows youth through its barely evolved light garnet-tinted red colour. It gives off bay laurel, dried rose petals, Morello cherry or even leather. The palate of this 1998 Barolo Riserva is sumptuous, both soft and precise, with a good evolving volume, as well as a persistent and silky finish. This is great wine worth keeping that can still wait a few more years in the darkness of a cellar.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The Borgogno family is one of the dynasties of Barolo and traces its origins in the wine trade back to 1761, making it perhaps the oldest house in the entire zone. The approach, until recently, has been - understandably - ultra-conservative, at times resembling virtual immobility, but things seem to be loosening up in recent years and the Riserva wines are well worth looking for. The 1998 Barolo Classico Riserva, in fact, is outstanding, very sizeable in its expression of the roses, resin, plums, and anisette of Nebbiolo and endowed with a powerhouse palate, very rich but round and velvety as well. The fruit, minerals, and classy tannins of the close, the sweetness and irresistible texture make this one of the essential wines of the 1998 vintage. Drink: 2005-2020.
|Producer/Bottled by||FONTANAFREDDA 12050 SERRALUNGA D ALBA ITALIE|
|Wine raising method||Riserva|