1999 Moccagatta, Barbaresco, Bric Balin (RT91) Slow O’d for the day, then decanted about two hours prior to serving. Bright ruby garnet, the bouquet reveals sweet red cherry, white flowers, spice and soft, but not overbearing oak. With time in the glass a mentholated cherry liqueur character develops, while in the mouth the texture is firm and delineated with ripe fruit, nice acidity and grippy, slightly drying tannin. Almost feels a bit 1996-ish on this evening. Drink 2026-2034+