Cherry, ripe strawberry, dried flowers, sage, spice, cedar and menthol. Full-bodied, brightens in the palate, into red fruits and tobacco, freshness, tight chalky tannin, a bold wine with energy, and a gently perfumed finish of excellent length, and persistent dusty tannin. Yes.
The 2015 Barolo Le Coste di Monforte is dazzling. Wow. A wine of depth, richness and sensuality, the 2015 will stop you in its tracks. It is more obvious than most Barolos here have been in recent years, but when we are talking about the top sites in Monforte, where the wines can be hard young, a bit more flesh on the bones is not at all a bad thing. Sweet red cherry, rose petal, cinnamon, blood orange and mint build as the 2015 gains volume and resonance in the glass. Rich, pliant fruit fills out the classically built frame effortlessly. The 2015 is such a seductive wine. Readers will have a hard time keeping their hands off this gem. The Le Coste spent 25 months in 40HL cask.