2000 Conterno-Fantino, Barolo, Sori Ginestra (RT 90) Also purchased on release and stored in my cellar since, here the wine remains firm, undeveloped and even after being followed for a couple days, never entirely opened-up. The winemaking style shows through with a compact, tannic-dominated profile. While it is true Ginestra Cru is known for its structured wines, the addition of an excess of new French Oak during élevage has created a wine that topples in on itself. Only time will tell whether this eventually opens-up, but for the time being I’m not impressed. A tough lump to swallow. Try again in 5 years? Or will it take 10? Will it ever come around?