Grimaldi Barolo Le Coste 2004
The color is remarkable: a deep, blood-ruby with no hint of garnet hues that are often present even in young Barolo. The bouquet is only periphally floral, the fruit dominated by a density that is somehow perceived before the wine is tasted. The concentration betrays its sweetness and soft, fragrant wealth. The mouth feel is immediately captivating: the texture is full and deep, the richness monopolizing the palate at first, and then releasing it to the sensations of complexity hidden beneath its youth.
Lovely nose of rose and blackberry, with hints of coffee. Full-bodied, with soft, velvety tannins and a friendly, enticing finish. Balanced and attractive. Best after 2012.