2006 Aldo Conterno, Barolo, Cicala (RT95+) Dark fresh ruby garnet with zero bricking. This was not surprisingly wound-up on day one, but really blossomed on day two showing its inner beauty in spades. Soaring mentholated notes of ripe and rich dark red cherry, hints of balsam and cedar and coated with steely minerality, this remains fresh and undeveloped. Decidedly on the young side at age 14. The mouthfeel is sumptuous, round, and delicious with layers of bright fruit, neatly integrated acidity, and beautifully ripe, sweet tannins. While this can be enjoyed now with ample air, it will deliver far more with an additional 5-6 years of cellaring. Drink 2026-2046+