Aug
22
2008

Prunotto Barolo 2000, 89 points

Prunotto Barolo 2000

(Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo)

Decanted for 1 hour. The color was deep purple leaning toward the brownish side. The color and nose really yelled “old world” with leather, plum and raisins. Good start. The palate was not as exciting. A little narrow minded wine. Even knowing it was still old world it came off not as dynamic as the nose. Had varying spices, cedar, leather, chocolate and some berry. It was a big wine and I enjoyed it but I just could not get it over a 90 point wine. I expect more from a Barolo and I guess it’s ok for 40 bucks.

From Wine library:
92 Points – Wine Spectator
“Lots of crushed blackberries, cherries and Spanish cedar on the nose. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and loads of ripe fruit on the finish. Needs time. Best after 2009. 5,000 cases made.”

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