Barolo Fenocchio is one of the great Italian red wines. 6 months in stainless steel tanks, 30 months in large capacity Slavonian oak casks (35-50 hl) and a successive maturation in the bottle.
In general 2003 Barolos exhibit a purity of fruit character, and an absence of the baked fruit or over-ripeness that you might expect in a torrid vintage. Tannins are not over the top, and the wines are approachable, but there’s more fleshiness than usual.
very long aging potential
91/100 Robert Parker, 94/100 James Suckling