The 2009 Barolo Sarmassa di Barolo shows lovely fragances of coffee and liquorice, then mint, macerated fruit, strawberries, nutmeg and cherries. Surprising strentgh and persistence fades into slightly under ripe tannins and lingering length.
Parker : 95 / 100
Wine Advocate-Parker : The 2009 Barolo Sarmassa di Barolo (tasted in a magnum) shows delicate embroidery of shaved mineral, dried cherry fruit, ash, tar, licorice, ginger and light teriyaki. End notes of toasted hazelnut are reminiscent of the perfumes that waft over Alba's Ferrero chocolate factory. Silky firmness and structure mean this wine will have no problem facing the years. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2030.