Beni di Batasiolo Barolo 2016
Station Plaza Wine
Had this with a chicken parm last night and it was about as good as it gets. Medium body, cherry, subtle soft spice (not much at all) just a hint and a liquorice finish.
This is a solid Barolo with strawberry, meat, walnut and tar aromas and flavors. It’s full-bodied with rich fruit and tannins. Muscular, yet there’s elegance and polish to it at the same time. Drink after 2021.
The Beni di Batasiolo 2016 Barolo shows pretty brightness with an easy, near-term personality. The bouquet is redolent of red cherry, cassis and dried currant. Like most of these samples from the 2016 vintage, I opened my bottles a few hours before tasting for extra aeration. The wine presents a classic Nebbiolo profile with wild berry fruit, camphor ash and pretty highlights of cured tobacco and rust. In the mouth, it offers mild intensity over a mid-weight palate.