The nose was good with hints of berry and briar, enhanced by expressions of licorice and coffee bean. On the palate, it has a toasty charred oak flavour with some spices. It has a firm tannin structure combine for an elegant and refined finish. It's good after it's been decantered for at least 45mins. This bottle costs around RM350 at the restaurant whereas you can get it in US for USD30!
The other bottle that we had was the Giribaldi Barolo 2003. It was my choice because I wanted to drink a Barolo. It was commendable and not really up to my expectations even at a price of RM350. I still prefer a Pio Cesare Barolo Ornato 2004 anytime!
It was just 2 of us and we drank a bottle each! This morning, I woke up with a headache. I guess it must be the wines. I've drank more than this before but I had no problems waking up in the morning. Maybe its the quality of the wines... Gosh, I've gotta train my body to accept lower grade wines or else I'll be suffering in times to come. To sum it all, a dinner at Villa Danieli for both of us came up to over RM1k and I'm not truly satisfied!