The 2007 Barolo Riserva Cascina Dardi is a ripe, voluptuous wine that captures the essence of the year in spades. In this vintage, part of the wine was aged in a new cask, which has left the wine with a veneer of new oak and a more modern personality than is the norm here today. Super-ripe black cherries, plums, violets, cloves, lavender and new leather infuse the flamboyant finish. Readers should expect a no holds barred, intense Barolo. All that said, the 2007 is a very young wine that still displays an intense, almost primary expression of fruit.
Anticipated maturity: 2016-2026