By now you’ve gathered that Alfio Cavallotto is a favorite of ours. In cool vintages and warm, he always threads the needle, and turns out Barolos of power and grace. So in a vintage uniformly lauded as ‘exceptional’ like 2016? SHAZAM. Ripe dark cherries, prunes and blackberries come at you in quick succession. The telltale tar and roses are there, too, and the tannins are already silky and integrated, even if this is *also* a bottle you can happily plan on drinking with your grandbabies.