1999 Aldo Conterno, Barolo, Cicala (RT95+) Slow O’d for the day, then decanted about an hour prior to serving. Wow, things just got really exciting; the ’99 Cicala is showing fireworks tonight with its stupendously classic and complex Bussia bouquet laced with ripe red cherry fruit, sottobosco, black tea, rose petal and violets. Amply robust in the mouthfeel too, the level of completeness is impressive as a ripe tannic finale’ brings it to a dramatic, long closure. A seriously impressive Barolo with a long, brilliant future ahead, but already drinking well. This was my WOTN, how am I going to keep my hands off these? Drink 2014-2039