2016 Borgogno Barolo Liste
Borgogno are known for their classic and unforced style, producing complex wines that age extremely well. The Borgogno team harvest from 31 hectares of vineyards, 60% planted to Nebbiolo, with the balance Dolcetto, Barbera and Freisa, along with a tiny amount of Riesling and Timorasso. Vineyard management has been organic and eco-friendly for many years, while they will be certified from the 2019 harvest.
Dried fruit with orange peel and spice on the nose. Full-to medium-bodied with rather firm, austere tannins and a chewy finish. Slightly dry at the end. Needs time to soften. Try after 2024.
Fleshy textured with earthiness, sour cherry, dried meats, amaro too. Orange juice, blood orange, dried herbs and fennel notes, mint and dark cherry. Such a great expression here. Tannins slightly gummy but wrap beautifully around the palate. Charming wine of rustic nature but great beauty.
Mike Bennie - The Wine Front
Red fruit, earthy and biscuity, spicy strawberry, minty perfume. Fine boned, some orange juice character alongside a clip of orange peel bitterness, brick dusty tannin, slight warmth and tang, some development to colour here too, though that’s not so much of an issue with Barolo. Spicy and a little meaty on the finish. Classic feel. Approachable now too, I feel. Drink 2023 - 2033+.
Gary Walsh - The Wine Front