Barolo, Einaudi, 1978

I thought this wine would never come around. I was right. Brilliant light scarlet with orange overtones, translucent. Funky, earthy-mushroom-leather-rose aromas. Hint of varnish when first opened but it mostly blows off. It even smells tannic. Hard and lean on the palate but the flavors are expansive but decidedly not fruity. Almost a tawny port like fruit - 10 year old Graham’s without the sugar. They don’t make ‘em like this anymore. What can I say - I enjoyed it. Drinking this wine is like touching a piece of history.