WINE REVIEW: GUINIGI 2016 Barolo D.O.C.G., Piedmont, Italy ($60)
by Andrew Chalk
“The King of Wines…and the Wine of Kings” is the name given to Barolo, a 100% Nebbiolo from a tiny village appellation in northern Italy’s Piedmont region. The title is earned from its association with nobility dating back to the nineteenth century, and its astonishing capacity for complexity when caught at its peak of aging. Some examples need over a decade to be ready to drink and can improve in an uncorked bottle for several hours.
Guinigi produces wines from several top Italian regions. This Barolo is in a ‘modern style’ which helps make it approachable while being relatively young.
Appearance: Translucent strawberry;
Nose: Strawberry, forest floor, licorice, leather, brown butter;
Palate: Closed. Formidable tannins;