mauro molino, barolo, gallinotto 2015
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
This wine is named after a vineyard site that is privately registered to the Mauro Molino estate. The 2015 Barolo Gallinotto opens to volume and power with a subtle touch of sweet cherry fruit and baking spice (from the oak aging in both botte grande and barrique). Pretty aromas of tilled earth appear at the back. The wine already shows a careful balancing act between its primary fruit and those secondary notes that come from the extended winemaking process, but this wine still needs time to integrate fully.
Very, very perfumed with dark berries, vanilla and dried flowers. Full-bodied, round and juicy with a rich and flavorful finish. Lots going on. Needs three or four years to soften. Try in 2022.