A textbook example of Dolcetto. Aromas of dark cherry, violets and spices. Dark cherry and chocolate flavors accompany a medium mouthfeel with moderate to low acidity. Cocoa and licorice notes on the moderate finish. Overall it’s light, clean and well-balanced. Best Buy.
Shows a bit of the vintage’s hot character in its aromas of roasted, caramelized fruit; also a touch of smoked meat. Flavors veer toward stone fruits, evidencing a touch of sur-maturité. Drinkable now and over the next 5–10 years.