Um, didn’t get the results I was expecting.
See, I just drank a mind-blowing 1997 Manzone Barolo La Gramolere.
Wow! All the hype about the 1997 vintage in Piedmont (and Tuscany) is true; every Italian wine I have had from this vintage has been exceptional. This Barolo had power to spare and exploded in my mouth. Yay! Then it had a very fine, smooth, lingering finish. I could have drank 10 bottles! This is built to last; I’ll hold onto my other one for a few more years. I also have a trio of 1998s that I am glad I bought.
The saying among wine geeks is that you always end up in Piedmont. Between Dolcetto, Barbera, Barbaresco, and Barolo, I am beginning to think the same thing.