2016 Sebaste, Barolo, Cerretta (RT 95) Sourced from estate-grown fruit from the exceptional Serralunga Cru Cerretta, this fabulous bottle is aged for three years in French oak, 400-500 liter tonneaux, employing mixed new and mostly used barrels. 2016 is the first vintage in which they have partially bottled with the DIAM cork, closing 20% of the production with it. While the hue here is similar to the Trèsüri, the aromatics are ramped up and more high toned with penetrating notes of mentholated cherry, cranberry, licorice and fresh rose petal. The mouthfeel is taught and firm, showing an almost 1996-ish character with firm fruit, acid and perfectly ripe tannin. With time in the glass notes of goudron and violets emerge. The palate is exceptionally endowed with a delicious balance of fruit, acidity and fine grained, ripe tannin. A real gem with outstanding aging potential, drink 2026-2046+