2006-2007 BAROLO at Del Posto Restaurant, NYC (3/26/2011)


This was the afternoon tasting event at Antonio Galloni's La Festa del Barolo 2011. Each of the 15 producers poured one Barolo from their current release. For the first 11 producers, that was the 2007. For the last flight, that was the 2006. The event was incredibly well-run, with superb service, organization, and glassware. All wines were opened around noon. The tasting ran from 2pm to 4pm.

Photos from this afternoon tasting, mostly of the winemakers.

Part 2 of this special day was a Gala dinner. Notes and photos are here.

Flight 1: 2007 Barolos

Flight 2: 2007 Barolos

Flight 3: 2007 Ginestra Barolos

Flight 4: 2006 Barolos

Elisa Scavino said there is a good parallel between 1989-90 and 2006-07 (respectively) in Barolo. This tasting seems to bear this out. The 07's are beautiful balanced wines that should drink well fairly soon and continue to drink well for 2-3 decades. The 06's are classic, tannic Barolos that should only be drunk by tannin-heads for at least 10 years, but should reward 10-40 years of aging with great complexity.

Posted from CellarTracker

Photos from this afternoon tasting, mostly of the winemakers.

Greg dal Piaz's notes on the same event posted on Snooth.




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