2001 Giacomo Borgogno, Barolo, Storico-Liste (RT94+) With a bouquet is built on a darkly fruited, thumping bass note of black cherry and soprano notes of cedar & balsamic resin, this is pure, clean and complex. In the mouth it is enveloping and broad in its fruit bandwidth, but with time shows increasing delineation cut in a classical, traditional character. Firm and tannic on the finish, this was a great surprise for everyone who had not previously had a bottle of Borgogno’s single vineyard Liste, but those in the know already understood this is a great, under-appreciated bottling, one that deserves a place in every hard core Nebbiolo addicts’ cellar. Stunning wine with artful oak integration, while it may have started with a certain reliance on its heft, it certainly opened with time in the glass to reveal a convincing level of elegance and detail. Drink 2016-2036+