Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Cigliuti 2007 Serraboella Barbaresco
Cigliuti 2007 Serraboella Barbaresco, $61.19-$79.99, 94 points, appears in the glass as a sunburst orange/red with a clear rim.
Leather, earth, cedar, a touch of toasty vanilla, and flowers make for a lovely bouquet.
The first taste impressed upon me not the delicious flavor or the bright acidity, but the remarkable texture of silk; another aspect of this wine I noticed was just how well it balanced a medium-plus body with all that and carrying the aroma onto the palate too.
I'm not a lover of abundant floral flavors, but this is one of those wines that successfully bridges the flowers with the black fruit, red cherry, and dried green herbs. Late palate spice accelerating into the finish with some heat (14.5% alcohol) and layered and approachable tannin, make this a red wine to remember, food friendly or drink alone.
I'm guessing this wine can be cellared for sometime, but I think it's drinking fine right now!
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