From Barolo, Italy this red wine is made from 100% Nebbiolo grapes. According to the Serjna Barolo Riserva winemaker, “these wines take their name from the village of Barolo. A maximum of 205,000 cases per year can be made from 3081 acres of land divided between 11 communes and more than 1200 growers.” Alcohol content 14% by volume.
From the bottle: “This award winning winery has produced a Barolo that expresses aromas of roses, licorice and strawberries… This classic Barolo can be enjoyed now, but will continue to improve over the next 8-12 years!”
Serjna Barolo Riserva Review
In the glass, this wine appeared a tiny bit dark and exhibited a coppery garnet color. Light easily penetrated this wine. Legs were noticeable and finger-like.
The aroma of this Barolo was of black licorice and the often talked about scent of tar and rose petals. Definitely an enjoyable nose that also included a good whiff of alcohol.
On the palate, the wine gave forth light earthy flavors of black coffee and gourmet level dark chocolate. This Barolo is a dry wine with a puckery mouthfeel.
The finish was long. Ripe tannins were noticed on the tip of the tongue and mid cheeks. Sweet acidity was present.
Overall, this is a very enjoyable and good quality dry red Italian wine. As the wine had a chance to breath it softened up quite a bit, further adding to the drinkability. It definitely has a foundation that will allow it to age gracefully. If you buy this wine, buy at least two bottles. One to drink now with a pot roast or a nice dish of pasta with a heavy meat sauce. And, one (or more) to store away for several years. Very nice… Recommend!
This wine retails for $19.97 and can be found at WineChateau.com.
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