Beni di Batasiolo Barolo Vigneto Corda della Briccolina 1997
Plum and spice, with hints of raisins and fruitcake on the nose. Full-bodied, with solid, silky tannins and a long, reserved, fruity finish. Built for aging. Best after 2005. 620 cases made.
This flagship wine from Batasiolo comes from a southwest-facing vineyard in Serralunga d'Alba. It is already developing a brick-red color and soft, velvety tannins. Flavors of pomegranates and black plums give it a sweet-and-sour character, leaving balancing acidity to finish.