Deep ruby red. Full, sweet, ripe red fruit, plum jam, sweet wood notes on the nose. Vigorous, quite soft, warm, tannic, fresh, persistent on the palate.
Very pretty firmness and intensity with tight, polished and tannins that show chewy focus. It’s medium-to full-bodied with ripe-berry, walnut and mushroom flavors. Lovely finish. Give it until 2023 to soften and open up.
The classic Barolo from Fratelli Revello shows a straight and linear approach, with dark aromas that appear to peel off at the sides. It casually slips a 15% alcohol dose and forges forward onto things olfactory. The 2016 Barolo offers good depth and nuance. Delicate fruit tones are framed by spice, smoke and aniseed. Fratelli Revello strikes a good balance here in this classic vintage.