Oddero 2016 BaroloRegular price £45
Oddero's Barolos are justly renowned, showing remarkable depth, finesse and complexity across the board. The single-vineyard offerings are outstanding, but then for earlier drinking so is this village wine at a more affordable price point. Blended from various top vineyards it is extremely complex but approachable on release.
Mid ruby with orange tinges. A perfect amalgam of perfumed, sweet cherry and herb liqueur with saline hints and a touch of oak, but more like an afterthought than anything else. Succulent cherry, which ends on sour-cherry notes. Firm, finely grained bitter-sweet tannins. Concentrated and tightly knit and enormously long.
17 pointsWalter Speller, JancisRobinson.com, 14/11/2019