1999 Sandrone, Barolo, Le Vigne (RT92) Slow O’d for the day, then decanted about two hours prior to serving. As Sandrone aficionados would expect, this is the most darkly hued wine of the night and also displays the greatest level of ripe fruit. The initial in-the-glass suggestion is one of forwardness/approachability, but with time to unwind the structure, which is hiding behind the concentrated fruit, begins to show through. Black fruits & tea underpinned with spice, menthol and a healthy deep floral aspect dominate the bouquet. The palate weight is all about finesse, but I find the atypical richness a bit out of context with the night’s other contenders. Drink 2014-2039