1997 Clerico, Barolo, Percristina (RT95+) As complete and satisfying as the other wines in this flight were, the Percristina takes things to a higher level with its power-packed aromatics, deeply ripe yet surprisingly fresh fruit, beautiful and thoroughly mouth-coating texture and long finish. There was a time in its youth when it showed an excess of oak, but the massive amount of fruit gives the impression it has absorbed it all, leaving a surprising balance. Waves of red raspberry, rose petal, violets and sous bois keep washing ashore. Even better than a bottle I had a year ago. Like the other large scaled Barolos, this showed better on the second day. There is enough fruit here for this wine to age longer than many other 97s. Drink 2015-2032 Tasted November 2007