I love Barolo. I REALLY love old Barolo so this was pretty cool.
And it was drinking exactly as it should: beautiful flavors of dried cherry and tobacco with subtleties of mushroom. I love drinking old wine because the flavors are often so much more complex. But you have to be prepared for there to be a lightness as well. In its youth, Barolo is usually bold and tannic (though still elegant). With age, however, it really lightens up and is a much more feminine and graceful wine. Really cool stuff.