This wine was another recommendation from my friends at Tutto Vino in Dublin, OH. I was there for happy hour with a friend and used this opportunity to try my wine of the week.
This Barolo from Piedmont, Italy was a nice, smooth choice. It was a very aromatic wine. I smelled vanilla, leather and dark fruits immediately and was very excited. The taste included what I thought was cherry and a vanilla or caramel. I was surprised how smooth this wine was – almost no tannins what-so-ever. Also, it was not dry at all so those of you who do not enjoy dry reds, this one is for you.
I asked Carl (who also selected the wine) to select three cheeses to pair this wine with. He selected Manchego, Brie, and a Pecorino. The Manchego and Brie were my favorites with this wine. The sharp bite of the Manchego was a great contrast to the silkiness of the wine. The Brie was a nice salty complement to the fruit flavor.
Recommend: Yes - if you do not like dry reds.