1997 Conterno Fantino, Barolo, Sori Ginestra (RT93+) Ruby garnet with some oranging at the rim, this wine really shows its terroir-driven roots with a powerfully classic Monforte bouquet packed with intense red current fruit and ethereal minerals. It reeks of Ginestra with loads of balsam coming through on the finish. Showing a terrific level of freshness and reasonably well integrated oak, everything is working here, a gem in the making that will only get better with additional age. Perhaps the most evolved of this Flight. With time in the glass more complexity emerges as hints of dried fruits and hazelnut make an appearance. Drink 2012-2027 Tasted November 2007