Elio Altare Barolo Arborina 2014
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Appearance: Bright ruby red with garnet highlights.
Aroma: Fruity and floral notes, flower petals, ethereal and sweet.
Flavor: Elegant, feminine, light tannins.
Pairings: Red meats, game and aged cheeses.
The Elio Altare 2014 Barolo Arborina normally sees short skin maceration times (of about three days), but they were cut even shorter in this challenging vintage in order to preserve the primary fruit freshness of the wine. I was struck by the immediate and accessible quality of fruit here that seems very generous and open, even at this young stage. In fact, I have reduced the drinking window to about ten years as a result. The wine wraps thickly over the palate with ripe cherry and prune. The tannins are ripe and soft.
Score: 91, Monica Larner, June 2018
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