Wine-blogging...drinking the stuff..etc...does not pay well....in fact...it costs a few Euros. So..the main day(& night) job has to finance my hobby. I have a Funeral Home....the usual local business...but for over 40 years specialising in Repatriations..from and to Germany. A Saturday that started with conversations and discussions with a 'mafia' style 'colleague' (for want of another word) on a small island in Italy.... We won the 'fight'..at a cost...hope he sleeps well at nights...there are some 'black sheep' in my business!
Anyway...as coincidence would have it..we had booked into a local eatery...a 'better' Italian Restaurant 'Ambiente Italiano' which we had visited in March. I'd tried the Fratelli Molino Langhe Nebbiolo 2005 back then and decided to go one better this time..I needed something to forget the 'bad taste' of the morning.
Fratelli Molina Barbaresco Ausario 2003
Burnt aroma of dried fruits..cherries and roses..some plums...Italian' Rock 'n' Roll' tannins...chewy..but soft and brittle...red-berry fruit...light style of Barbaresco..although the heat of the vintage gives it some back-up and it became porty with airing.