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Barolo

Elio Altare - Barolo 2016

Italy
Red Wine from Piedmont · Italy
Price: £65.00
Case Rate: £65.00
Ex Tax: £54.17
Country:
Wine Region: Piedmont
Wine Area: Barolo
Winery: Elio Altare
Wine Maker: Elio Altare
Grape: Nebbiolo
Grape Percentage: 100%
Alcohol Percentage: 15%
Unit Quantity (ml): 750
Best To Drink: Drink Now-2028
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Rating 93 pts  Wine Advocate/Robert Parker
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Country:
Wine Region: Piedmont
Wine Area: Barolo
Winery: Elio Altare
Wine Maker: Elio Altare
Grape: Nebbiolo
Grape Percentage: 100%
Alcohol Percentage: 15%
Unit Quantity (ml): 750
Best To Drink: Drink Now-2028

Wine tasting notes

Wonderful sweet fruit nose, equally alluring, ripe red fruits on the palate - cherry and raspberry with a violet touch. Silky, open and succulent. A really charming, crowd-pleasing Barolo. Since losing the La Morra component of this vineyard they are now down to a production of only 8,000 bottles (from 12,000.) A blend of fruit from Barolo, Serralunga and Castiglione Falletto. Aged for 24 months in 20 percent new oak.

Expert reviews

Wine Advocate/Robert Parker (2011) - 93 pts

June 2015 - The 2011 Barolo shows elegance and poise with a meaningful feeling of purity and focus. Elio and daughter Silvia Altare added some additional fruit from the Liste cru for the first time to make this base Barolo. It sees no filtration or clarification. Pretty berry notes with licorice and toasted almond fill the palate. Wild berries and pressed cherry give the wine vertical lift and energy.


Vinous/Antonio Galloni (2011) - 90 to 93 pts

Sept '14 - Altare's 2011 Barolo is pretty, silky and beautifully layered in the glass. Rose petals, mint, small red berries and cinnamon are all laced together in a drop-dead gorgeous, expressive Barolo loaded with class and elegance. This is pure finesse.-- Antonio Galloni


JancisRobinson.com (2011) - 17+ pts

Tasted June 2015 - Not tasted blind. Youthful crimson. Leafy, cool raspberry nose with hints of violets. Pure, linear and yet sweet raspberry palate with surprisingly muscular tannins for someone who macerates as little as possible. Long and as structured as a Serralunga. (WS)


Wine Spectator (2011) - 91 pts

Sept 15 - Pure and focused, revealing floral, strawberry, cherry and spice aromas and flavors, matched to a solid structure. Long and balanced, echoing the fruit and spice accents on the aftertaste. Best from 2018 through 2033


James Suckling (2011) - 95 pts

This is really fantastic. Better than 2010. Full and super silky with complex berry, lemon and cedar aromas and flavors. Gorgeous finish. Amazing vineyards go into this. From Arborina. Drink or hold

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