Sordo Barolo Riserva Gabutti 2001
On the nose it shows itself to be a rich, thoroughbred wine with a long, ample finish. Excellent cleanliness. Noticeable among the robust, but unobtrusive sensations are oak, the aroma of ripe fruit, and the fragrance of dried mountain flowers. A very slight hint of resin brings out overtones of sweet spices and peach leaves.
Deep, intense garnet red, with bright ruby highlights promising a long evolution. Perfectly brilliant. The legs that flow freely down the inside of the glass are a clear indication of this wine’s power, structure and alcohol.
An intense, warm entry on the mouth is followed by nice, sweetish tannins and a very marked earthy flavor. The aromas and sensations that showed on the nose are confirmed in more depth. Great structure, harmony and balance, combined with a long aromatic finish and complexity, promise a glorious future.
Excellent with all kinds of food, but an ideal match in particular for game, roast and grilled meats. Outstanding with mature hard cheeses. A perfect wine for meditation.