Wine of the Day November 22, 2013

2009FenocchioBarolo2009 Giacomo Fenocchio, Barolo DOCG “Bussia” Piedmonte, Italy.
Here is a young, stylish and old school Barolo that is more an early drinker than a cellar candidate, perfect for purists and those that want a great reasonable introduction to fine Barolo or Nebbiolo. The 2009 Fenocchio “Bussia” Barolo starts with earthy truffle, red tea and dried flowers leading to a supple palate of cherry, plum and raspberry fruits with game, iron/mineral tones, tar and herbal licorice notes. While still young, there is a polished sense about this wine and it not gain weight or complexity over the next decade, but still is a fine and highly enjoyable effort that comes from a great vineyard site. I really liked this wine, from first sip to the medium long finish, it is solid, tasty and well made, and there is a nice combination of strawberry, cedar and balsamic that lingers on the aftertaste. Drink now through 2018.
($48 Est.) 91 Points, grapelive