1997 Pio Cesare, Barolo (RT94) The Cesare classico Barolo kicks-up a serious stir this evening! Dark ruby and barely evolved in hue since bottling, a masculine profile of Serralunga, Castiglione and Monforte fruit makes a bold showing with its powerful aromatics, and deeply nuanced and rich black fruit and violets buttressed with ample earthiness, spice and a hint of tar. A very complete wine that remains young, relatively unevolved and shows terrific potential down the road. If you’ve got this in your cellar continue to hold. Drink 2012-2027+ Tasted November 2007