Not as elegant as I had expected, but perhaps understandable given the vintage. Very perfumy, with stewed fruits and tar leading from nose to palate. A twinge of crowbar would keep the blind taster in Piedmont, as would the tannins, which are still choppy and aggressive. Needs time.

2000 Cavallotto Barolo Riserva Bricco Boschis Vigna San Giuseppe

Not as elegant as I had expected, but perhaps understandable given the vintage. Very perfumy, with stewed fruits and tar leading from nose to palate. A twinge of crowbar would keep the blind taster in Piedmont, as would the tannins, which are still choppy and aggressive. Needs time. E.D.

WHO Cavallotto
WHAT Nebbiolo
WHERE Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo
WHEN 2000
HOW MUCH $75

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