Along with the de Poncins, this made up birthday dinner for Dad’s 69th, served with stewed duck, red wine, morilles and black pudding. And a very nice, near-mature Barbaresco. Mid-depth garnet with a medium-width brick rim. A split personality, aromatically: haunting floral / perfumed aromatics on the one hand, then the classic ‘tarry’, dark, smoky, grilled-meat, sawn-wood note on the other. Sweet, baked blackberries, with a sweet balsamic note. Earthy too. Complex aromatics and flavours. Good acidity & flavour intensity. Ripe tannins and maturing quite well. A touch more softening would help.