Well, after the two Champagnes I was in the mood to finish the afternoon of with a big glass of something great. Reading the list I spot something interesting - 2007 Le Vigne from Sandrone - should I...? You know the answer!
2007 Barolo Le Vigne, Sandrone
From a freshly opened bottle it is a tad chilly and shy, but when it warms up stunning aromas of crushed rose petals, sweet red cherries, lingonberries, licorice, porcini and moist earth oozes from the glass. A touch of chocolate after a while. Very deep.
The taste is fresh as a daisy, very young and sooo impressive. The sweet red cherries attacks the palate with help of some licorice, dried mushrooms, rosehips and sweet minerals. The grip in the finish is of the firm kind, and this is going to need at least 6-8 years in the cellar. But you can't really resist it today. A beauty!
95p (tasted 2012/03)