Ixel’s Wines Notes – Cesare Pavese Barolo 2011

One of the most popular wines at the NOTOCON XI was the Barolo.  Here’s a good Barolo at a reasonable price.

Cesare Pavese Barolo 2011

Color – vivid garnet
Aroma – red currants and black cherries
Initial taste – tight fruit high acidity (food wine & also very young, could age for 10 to 15 years easily) loads of spice
Finish – after finally opening up red currants with chunky minerals and notes of white pepper on end. Good med to long finish with very tight tannins. Too young for this one but still most excellent wine.  You too can enjoy this wine for $50.

Ixel Balamke

Ixel Balamke was one of the two founding members of Sekhet-Bast-Ra in Oklahoma City. Currently living in the Twin Cities, she is currently the LBM of Leaping Laughter Lodge. She also is a Meanad and lover of fine wines. Her life long partner Hunahpu and she are well known for their Wine Tastings at NOTOCON. Together they have a small wine cellar that currently holds over 300 bottles.

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