1998 Mauro Veglio Barolo Vigneto Arborina
1998 Podere Colla Barolo Bussia Dardi Le Rose
Two extraordinarily intense Baroli. The Veglio Arborina was full-bodied, intensely savoury, smoke, dried roses, mushrooms. The Dardi le Rose was a massive wall of tar and licorice for the first hour. After that, I started to get sun-dried tomato, old leather, chestnut, dried dusty flowers. Not for the delicate palate.