The 2010 Barolos are widely renowned as being part of the best vintage in a long time, but this 2009 was no slouch.
From the famed Cannubi hill in La Morra, the Damilano is made from 100% Nebbiolo grapes planted on calcareous-clay and sand with a southern exposure.
The wine has a medium garnet tone, is crystal clear and shows the classic Barolo aromas of rose petals alongside black cherry, plum, leather, vanilla and cinnamon stick.
Dry with medium plus acidity and dry, dusty tannins, its flavours offer more rose and dried petal, plum and date, black cherry, dried grass, leather, baking spice, soy sauce and a Dutch black licorice layered onto a crushed rock minerality.
Nuanced and complex, it was enhanced even moreso by Frank’s Osso Bucco.
WSET Very Good Plus