"2008 Barolos are only beginning to hit, but the buzz of the vintage has been alive and well for quite some time. Examples of this can be found in unknown and emerging brands like this one. Framed out for aging with bright acidity and firm tannins, this wine shows great purity of Nebbiolo fruit character. The nose is alive with classic flavors of tar, roses, ripe red fruits and hints of mushroom and forest floor. The palate is still on the taught side, but shows a bright future after 3-4 hours in a decanter. This is a excellent example of what to expect to come in this vintage, and is certainly something to consider for long term aging."