Batasiolo, Barolo Riserva, Piedmont, Italy, 2007
Platinum: Best Red Piedmont
The complexity of the bouquet is striking, with ripe strawberry fruit, spice and flowers. The palate is threaded with streams of liquorice, red fruits, cinnamon and vanilla all assisting, and comfortably handling the tannins, especially on the back-palate. A complete wine in the mouth, at once supple yet firm thanks to exemplary structure and texture. Magnificent.