Mauro Molino Barolo Bricco Luciani 2019
JD98: My personal favorite of the wines presented, the 2019 Barolo Bricco Luciani comes from a vineyard planted in 1971 that sits just outside the winery, with a southeast exposure and calcareous and sandy soils. This wine delivers a gorgeous mineral lift, with notes of wet stone, fresh rose petals, blood orange, and apricot, and it has an outstanding arch through an incredibly long finish, with incense, Asian spice, grenadine, and a savory, mouthwatering finish. Its elegant intensity makes for a stunning wine with a sense of place. Drink 2025-2045.
JS94: Attractive and complex with red plums and dark cherries with dried thyme and sage, nutmeg, nut shell and hints of dried mushroom. Full and tight with fine-grained tannins, that are lightly chewy. Mineral and chalky on the finish. Attractive now, but better after a year or two.