LEFT EYE RIGHT FINGER: 1952 Barolo Wine
Wine fans and connoisseurs!
On this episode of Left Eye Right Finger, I am going to finally drink this great bottle of Barolo wine. I have had it for the past 27 years.
Better known as the Wine of Kings, Barolo wine is the cream of the Italian wines. Barolo is from the northwest region of the Piedmont in Italy. The Nebbiolo grape is small, thin skinned red grape varietal high in acid and tannins.
Barolo is one of those wines that surprises you when you taste it. For as pale and floral as it looks and smells, it is a punch on the tongue with its astringent tannin and high acidity. It also has an astringency which is the natural characteristic of the Nebbiolo grape; as it smoothes out with age, this should taste really nice. When you open a bottle of Barolo, it gives off unique emotions and sensations, and after so many years of aging I fully expect a resounding yes!
This wine should be rich and full-bodied, with light brick-garnet pigments and bright acidity. The wine should have notes of rose flower, tar, and dried herbs so lets cross our fingers. Likewise, there should be a nice overtone of rose petal, cherry and raspberry sauce, cinnamon, white pepper, and, with age, licorice, leather, and chocolate.
For the inquiring mind, Barolo is located in the northwestern portion of the Piedmont called Langhe, about seven miles southwest of Alba. There are 11 communes that make up the wine producing region of Barolo, including the five most prominent ones: Barolo, La Morra, Castiglione Falletto, Serralunga d’Alba, and Monforte d’Alba.
So with that said, my next adventure is to finally taste this well aged jewel of rose. So the next time you go wine shopping, my recommendation is not to store such a great treasure, rather, drink it and enjoy the sip, taste and swallow of Barolo, the true King of Wines!
Ci vediamo subito!!!!!