1982 Bartolo Mascarello, Barolo (RT96) Slow O’d for the day, decanted into a narrow vessel an hour prior to serving. Deeply hued and like the ’90 a study in sweet, ripe fine grained tannin wrapped around a beautifully proportioned core of complex fruit. Deep and rich in its mouthfeel with layers of complexity. With time in the glass different facets of the diamond are revealed. Showed exceptionally well tonight, a long, great future lies ahead. More complex, fresher, vibrant and firmer than the ’90. An outstanding treat, my number two of the evening.