Look – Dense and deep garnet red with ruby and subtle orange streaks that shine through its clear core and along the edges when held to the light. When swirled, slow thin and legs hang before descending to the wine below. Smell – Bold and rich and ripe dark cherry, tart blackberry, plum and other red berries blends with black licorice and dusty earthy mineral notes . Toasted oak and other wood aromas, spice, a touch of green herbs and hints of dried floral violets and zesty tar adds complexity to the nose. Feel – This dry and medium to full-bodied wine is smooth and finely textured; with smooth but sturdy tannins are smooth and generous and slightly chewy. Lively acidity and smoothly-etched minerality provides a framework for the elegant flavors than last long into the finish. Taste – Ripe and rich red and dark cherry flavors blend with blackberry and juicy plum and are layered with powder fine dusty minerality and subtle earthy notes. Black licorice, toasted oak and wood, sweet tobacco, dried green herbs, dried violets, slightly sweet vanilla toast, hints of exotic spice box and hints of tar adds depth. Finish – Very long, smooth and rich with this wines finely textured minerality, lively acid and sturdy tannins gripping onto the palate as the dark fruit, spice and minerality other complex flavors elegantly linger. Conclusion – The 2007 Mauro Molino Barolo Vigna Gallinotto DOCG is a wine of great finesse and distinction. Slightly lighter in body than a typical Barolo. Classic dark cherry and other dark red fruit blend with classic Piedmont complexity on the nose and palate all framed by a balanced and well structured mouthfeel. Pair this wine with classic Piedmontese cuisine or a juicy grilled steak tonight or cellar for the next ten plus years. .