Giovanni Sordo Barolo 2017
|Region||Italy, Piedmont, Barbera del Monferrato|
A wine with a fairly marked and bright color and tonality. Stable over time. Bouquet always very rich, intense and lingering. Sensations of great vinosity trade-off with notes of ripe fruit, hardwood, spices and licorice. Great inner-mouth warmth; acidity and tannicity always stand out but tend towards sweet. Very long, lingering aromatic finish. IT IS a wine with great ageing prospects. Excellent with roasts, game.
Complex and harmonious, this red features cherry, plum, licorice, leather, freshly mowed grass and mineral flavors. Backed by vibrant acidity and assertive tannins, yet there is plenty of ripe fruit to balance. Fine length. Best from 2024 through 2045. 5,500 cases made, 1,000 cases imported.
From Monforte d'Alba, the 2017 Barolo Perno has a darker profile of tar, forested earth, dried currant, and licorice. The palate leads with dark, bitter herbs, gamey earth, and cherry pit, with a forceful tannic structure that is drying and gripping. Its wound-up energy may well open up with time and improve. Allow for 3-5 years and drink 2025-2040.