The Big Cellar, Part 3

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This is the third installment we've received from this private collection in Italy; the first two rounds more than proved that the wines are in beautiful condition. The cellar in question might be almost as large as the one shown in the photo, but it's not all in one room!

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Produttori del Barbaresco 1975 Barbaresco

Brambly black cherry with undertones of black raisin and sweet dirt. Quite developed with secondary/tertiary notes of hoisin, dried mushroom, and dried meat. After 40 years, it still has plenty of structure and only started to reveal itself after being double-decanted eight hours earlier (1/17/17)! Jonas Mendoza

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Produttori del Barbaresco 1980 Barbaresco

Medium ruby color with hints of brick on rim. Black cherry and black tea flavors with prominent notes of hoisin and balsamic. Quite along its development, but still has firm tannins and resonant acidity (1/17/17). Jonas Mendoza

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Fontanafredda 1945 Barolo

The back-label can be translated as follows:

“Attention!

For those interested in rareness, Fontanafredda recommends this Barolo 1945. Unfortunately there are few bottles available because after inspecting the bottles there were only 450 in excellent condition.  Many had deteriorated during their long aging, and in the process of decanting from bottle –to-bottle were obliged to be discarded. This bottle can be considered something very special and Fontanafredda is proud to offer  it “as a rarity” to connoisseurs and collectors as an authentic part of our cellar.

The Cellar Master”

We know the label on these bottles was in use in the 1950's, and in our opinion the decanting and re-bottling referred to in the text took place then. Because the bottles make no reference to DOC, the latest possible date would be 1965, since the DOC came into effect in 1966. Jamie Wolff

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Fiorina, Franco 1958 Barolo

This was a lovely haunting wine from this often overlooked négociant. It reminded me of Bartolo Mascarello as it leaned towards the feminine side of the spectrum. This wine hails from La Morra where the wines are more elegant and is north from Barolo proper. Gorgeous highly floral nose of cherry, tar and tobacco with some chestnut. The aromas were pure and caressing. This was a wine that indeed was singing to me. One of the few times that that highly overused term actually rang true. Palate had detailed pure floral-tinged cherry and strawberry fruit. The concentration was very admirable and the tannin quality was great. Pearly. A wonderful Barolo giving all its got. LF

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Oddero, Fratelli 1964 Barolo

Oddero is one of just a handful of producers who made excellent wine in the past and who continue to do so now. Admittedly our opinion of their current vintages is biased, since we admire Oddero's fidelity to Barolo made in the traditional manner. Anyway, the old wines are great, and we're happy to have old vintages whenever we can.

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Rinaldi, Francesco 1964 Barbaresco (2 with torn labels)

Lovely wine with a deep penetrating nose of leather, spice, mineral, cherry and chestnut. Palate has great inner mouth aromas and nice juicy fruit. Great ripeness with good chewiness. Lovely stuff!

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Barisone 1971 Barolo

The (now former) owner of this wine says that it (and the 1974 Barisone Barolo) are actually Francesco Rinaldi Barolo. In the past it was very common for producers to sell part of their production in bulk to help with cash flow – in this instance to Barisone, which was a well-regarded wine merchant in Torino that closed some years ago. Of course bulk sales continue, but a producer of the very high quality level of Francesco Rinaldi would now most likely only sell-off wine in vintages they were really not satisfied with.

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