Decanted 5 hours.
Great nose - dark cherry, rose, earth, dead leaves.
The palate was smooth with nice acidity and was balanced.
Initially modern but only briefly.
Drying, gives more over time.
Good not great.

(Next day?)
Smooth nose + palate with balance and acidity. Not very traditional so much in taste but in balance with acidity. "Fresh-ish" (?).

Nothing much to write home about but did have a nice nose. My prediction that it might turn into a nice wine was not realized. I don't think this has ever graduated much beyond B- territory and is best to drink up. Got this very cheaply but only 2 out 6 1996 Veglio cru wines were any good - one Arborina and one Rocche. I had 2 each of the 3 crus.

With duck confit.


Mauro Veglio Barolo Casteletto 1996.JPG