Marchesi di Barolo Barolo Cannubi 2012
|Region||Italy, Piedmont, Barolo|
|Brand||Marchesi di Barolo|
This starts out silky, offering cherry, strawberry, tobacco and briar flavors. The chewy tannins chime in midpalate and dominate the still-tight finish. Stays fresh, with licorice, earth and mineral elements lingering. Best from 2020 through 2033. 800 cases imported.
The Marchesi di Barolo 2012 Barolo Cannubi shows some restraint at the beginning and feels slightly shut down overall. This Cannubi Barolo takes longer to open, and this does not come as a surprise, given the delicate floral and berry flavors that can be achieved in this vineyard site when optimal conditions are met. Following a few swift swirls of the glass and a little encouragement, you get licorice, balsam herb and toasted spice. Having said that, this vintage is definitely more subdued compared to many of its peers.
Aromas of weedy underbrush, toast, menthol and cherry marinated in spirits emerge in the glass. The palate shows raw sour cherry and a hint of licorice alongside raspy tannins that dry out the finish.