At the very social restaurant Saracca in Monforte, we were offered an old barolo from 1961.
1961 Perin Maurizio, Barolo Riserva
Colour: Garnet red, orange edges.
Nose: Salami, medicin cabin, dried oil paint, dried herbs, notes of iron, delicate dried rose petals and earth.
Taste: Caribbean rum, cherry, clove, apricot, dried grape-peel, worn leather, balsamic fur-needle, caramelized rest sugars and herbs. A totally silky texture and tannins are chewy, but a little dry. Acidity is still quite fresh and it is alive considering its age. It is long, structured wine with earthy minerals and rustic aromas in the finish.