In anticipation of what should be a good dinner this Friday at Scopri in Melbourne. The theme is aged Barolo and Barbaresco. I'm anticipating some of my prejudice against nebbiolo and in favour of sangiovese may be challenged by this lineup:
MONFORTINO 1952 G.CONTERNO
BAROLO 1955 RISERVA G.BORGOGNO
BAROLO 1962 RISERVA G.BORGOGNO
BARBARESCO 64 RIS. FASCETTO MINUTO
BARBARESCO 67 RIS.RABAYA' PRODUT.
BARBARESCO 70 RIS. OVELLO PRODUT.
BARBARESCO 1976 BRUNO GIACOSA
BARBARESCO 1974 PRODUTTORI
BARBARESCO 1974 JEROBOAM PRODUT.
BAROLO 1976 RISERVA G.BORGOGNO
BAROLO 1986 BRUNATE CERETTO
MONFORTINO 1941 G.CONTERNO
The two encounters I have had so far with well-aged nebbiolo have been underwhelming, but I have an open mind.