Dessilani Gattinara, 1997

Very bright scarlet with both ruby and garnet hints. Quite translucent. Full of round sweet spiced plum with bitter cherry hints with an underlying bitter chocolate and dried flowers. Starts with full ripe deep plum and bitter cherry fruit that quickly goes into multi-layered spices and leather and very dark chocolate. The finish is ripe and firmly tannic at the same moment. While big this is in no way a soft wine. Shows a bit of hotness at the finish, but it’s more warming than burning.